Last updated 7/26/19
Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you.
I like to think of them as my e-links:
Friday’s e-links (7/26)
1.I recommend Spending Time by Daniel Hamermesh. A look at the many sides of time, the book compares countries, age, gender, and other variables. Spending Time is not a great read and it probably focuses on too many surveys. However, it is sufficiently enlightening to be worth a skim. Its information is useful.
If you follow Doctor Hamermesh’s career through his papers, you see his interest in work, sleep, sex, the stress cost of children. I could go on but you get the picture. Because he looks at our everyday lives, his papers and books provide insight about what we tend to ignore.
Friday’s e-links (7/19)
Friday’s e-links (7/12)
I have been riveted to the Netflix series, Designated Survivor. Not really about economics (although we can always create connections), the series starts with a massive explosion in the Capitol during the State-of-the-Union Address. No President, no Congress, no Supreme Court, no Cabinet. There appears to be just one remaining man who can become our nation’s leader–the “designated survivor.” I won’t tell anymore except that for some summer diversion, (so far) this is it. (I have seen five episodes.)
Friday’s e-links (7/05)
- Adding to our post of the inadequacies of free tuition, this paper explains how to make it work.
- This season’s Revisionist History from Malcolm Gladwell is as good as the past three years. But if you just have time for one, do listen to Episode 3 to get a look at the Boston Tea Party that you have never seen before,