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Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2023

Intelligent Economist, Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2023, Prateek Agarwal Just a heads up . . . Angry Bear makes the list again in 2023. You will also find Econospeak, Naked Capitalism, One-Handed Economist, CEPR, Calculated Risk, Bonddad blog (New Deal democrat), Capital Ebbs and Flows are listed also. If I missed anyone, it is not […]

The 90/10 rule of motivations

The 90/10 rule of motivations by David Zetland Since 2009, I have talked about a 20/80 rule of motivations, e.g., “My rule of thumb is that about 20 percent of people conserve [water] because it’s the right thing to do, and 80 percent conserve because it’s expensive NOT to [because prices are high].” My point is that […]

Media Rage versus Reality and Getting Fired from Fox News

This is relatively old news from almost a year ago. Old news about the media reporting versus reality. Politico carried an interesting article on the direction modern media is taking. The speculation regarding changes of staff and tone at CNN bring to mind the importance of ownership regarding media. There is another story here and […]

Living with Histories That We Do Not Know

Via Diane Ravitch’s blog comes this note and bio to watch Dr. Fenwick livestream presentation. I am pointing to her work as somebody worth a look. Living with Histories That We Do Not Know with Leslie Fenwick  Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m. ET Dr. Fenwick will draw on her sustained contribution to education policy research and groundbreaking […]