Last updated: 12/27/2019
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 (12/27)
The best article I’ve read this week, “Economists Got the Decade All Wrong. They’re Trying to Figure Out Why” reminded me of one of my favorite xkcd cartoons:
The article tried to identify what could possible have caused (or correlated with) each unlikely pair of economic phenomena:
- We’ve experienced an unprecedented sluggish expansion with a bedazzling bull market.
- We’ve hit record low unemployment and rock bottom interest rates at the same time.
Friday’s e-links (12/20)
I just finished listening to the Audible version of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Yes, it’s a good book. But because Tom Hanks was the reader, the experience was phenomenal. He even said the Chapter numbers memorably!
Friday’s e-links (12/13)
Depending on who he is interviewing, economist Tyler Cowen’s podcast can be excellent. When he spoke with Daron Acemoglu, it was one of his best. Dr. Acemoglu is the MIT economist who co-authored Why Nations Fail and now has a new book (that he also wrote with James Robinson), The Narrow Corridor. He talks with Tyler Cowen about state institutions, liberty, and prosperity. I know that sounds dry but, connecting centuries of history, politics, economics, and geography, their talk was really interesting.
Friday’s e-links (12/06)
For many smiles and a healthy laugh, this WSJ article is just what we all need. The topic is dogs and NYC co-op boards. Not stopping with the buyer Q & A, these building boards require a pooch interview. What prospective apartment buyers will do to calm their dogs for the crucial meeting is good for a long laugh.
When Farfel and Lilac (below) had their board interview, Lilac had a torn ligament. So she showed up on pain meds in a baby carriage. Just before the appointment, they all took a long walk to tire the two schnoodles and hopefully calm them.