Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Lure of Great Wealth Affects Career Choices

Hmmm, sounds like something I've heard before. This article is getting a lot of attention. (Hat tip to Dennis Sullivan)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Very important advice on buying stocks

Charles Schultz, President Carter's chief economist and long time Brookings economist, gives Borat some very important advice on buying stocks. (via Marginal Revolution via Mankiw's blog)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

A giant rests

Milton Friedman died today at the age of 94. Here is a NY Times report on his life. Here are a bunch of links from the Instapundit blog. Here is a touching tribute from his son, David. Read the comments to get an idea of his influence on individuals. Here are a bunch of Friedman videos. If you are pressed for time, scroll down through the YouTubes and watch the one with the pencil. There are several other posts with more to come at Marginal Revolution. A lot of people agree with the title of this post from Greg Mankiw. This book was wacky when it was published. It sounds old hat now. That is a tribute to his impact on public policy. If you haven't figure it out yet, I count myself as one influenced and inspired by him. Thank you Milton Friedman.

update: Here is an inteview of Milton and Rose Friedman.

update II: Friedman plays tennis (via Instapundit)

update III: Here is a nice review of many of his intellectual contributions. (hat tip to Bill Craighead)

update IV: If you think only right of center folks appreciated Friedman, read this piece by Brad Delong.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Why are some countries rich and some not?

Jared Diamond addressed this question in Guns, Germs, and Steel. Tyler Cowen of George Mason and the Marginal Revolution reviews another take on this question from Greg Clark. Here is the Marginal link and here is the link to the review and the book. (hat tip to Jens)