My post of 13 days ago is now current events. R.I.P., with a couple of reprises: Lyle Lovett discussing and covering the first song Clark ever wrote (and never himself recorded). I don’t know if Guy Clark was ever young, but I defy anyone this side of Prince or Bruce Cockburn to figure out what […]
Kevin Drum discovers what I’ve been telling people for more than a decade. Brad DeLong admits that the reason economists don’t know jack about economic growth is that their models don’t support it. There’s a reason Mankiw, Romer, and Weil (1992) is the most dangerous short-form piece of immature fiction since Atlas Shrugged.* (Original source, […]
Erik Loomis of LG&M tweeted out that Guy Clark has entered a nursing home and is “stable.” It’s almost surprising he lasted this long. Suzanna, his long-time wife (a songwriter in her own right, who co-wrote “Come From the Heart,” which her husband covered on Old Friends, and “Easy From Now On,” among other classics) […]
And I’m getting bloody tired of doing these postings.
post by Mike Kimel This post looks at differences between the hours worked, by gender, and the degree to which it could explain the gender gap. To lay the groundwork, the table below shows the number of full time employed (but not self-employed) men, women, their weekly wages, and hours worked. Figure 1. If this […]
As with William Shakespeare, born and died on the same calendar day.
Not the same one, but had the same effect on Toronto, ON, that this one did on Deadwood, SD Saint Joseph, MO. ETA: Yes, I conflated Billy the Kid and Jesse James. Here’s an extra video in apology:
Tim Taylor (via Mark Thoma) reads part of President Obama’s Proposed Budget and finds this gem: The share of electricity generation from renewable sources was 19.7% of the total in 1960, fell to 9.4% by 2000, and had risen to 13.2% of the total in 2014. I assume that means almost 1/5 of the U.S. […]
Looking at the past six months, Sears was outperforming Wal-Mart until mid-December. (Graphic via CNN)