Archive for November, 2005

I Realize it has Been Quiet Lately…

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Alas, but from time to time, life intrudes on writing. I hope to find the time to write some new and interesting things within the next week. In the meantime, think about the coming holiday– giving thanks is one of the best reasons possible for a holiday (celebrate the meaning, if not the history)– and […]

There’s Nothing More Fun than a Good Debunking

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Debunkings are great. It’s always nice to clear out fact from wild assertion, particularly when the wild assertions are supported by a community that constantly references and reinforces itself without any actual allegiance to objective fact. Holocaust deniers (actually, you can find them for just about any genocide), Creationists, et cetera– they’re a fascinating study […]

Business Economists Are Strange Redux

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

The back-and-forth between Michael Mandel and others over the importance of saving was already strange. His rebuttal to PGL from Angry Bear, however, is even stranger. The criticism from PGL read as follows: “An increase in government-sponsored R&D might be a very nice thing as Mandel suggests, but he seems to dodge the question as […]

Economics, Energy, and the Environment.