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Cover Thursdays - Instrumetalist edition

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And, yes, I did mean to spell it that way.Just got some time to squeeze this in before a self-imposed deadline… I feel it’s high time we had something a litt...

Ideas, not people

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Beyond the specific subject matter of my previous post, I think that the Paul Samuelson article inadvertently highlights something else of value… especially ...

Four-Year Plans…

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So, my PhD programme began today. We’re starting with a preparatory maths and statistics course, before getting into the core modules — micro, macro, ‘metric...

Hayek contra Coase… on property rights?

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Say it ain’t so!Well… I guess it ain’t technically “so”… but hear me out on this one.Noah Smith, citing his personal experiences in Japan, writes that irredu...

Ikea

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Two things that I learnt about Ikea (and public transport) yesterday:1) Flat packed furniture may be much easier to move about than the ready-built stuff, bu...