I just got back from the Domains19 conference and some thanks and perhaps observations are in order. It was a very interesting, stimulating, and useful conference. Frankly, I've come to expect nothing less from the ReclaimHosting crew: Jim, Tim, Lauren, Meredith, Judith, and Justin(?, we didn't meet yet, I think). It's a human level conference … Continue reading Domains19 Reflection, Well Really More of A Thanks.
How do you know that? Why do you think that? How does that make any sense? I was a highly opinionated child with a lot of crazy ideas. But my Dad was patient. He never told me "that's crazy" or "that's wrong". Instead he usually greeted my pronouncements with some variation of those three … Continue reading Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
Contrary to rumors (and perhaps hopes of some), I'm not dead yet, and I'm not ready to go on the cart. Indeed, I feel happy. I've just been fighting (a) a cold, (b) bureaucratic & academic inertia, and (c) my own inability to say no to some interesting work. Blogging to resume later this week, … Continue reading Contrary to Rumors…
I'm trying out a new look. I've updated the theme as long-time viewers can tell. The new theme has a few advantages over the old one. First, it's a "responsive" theme. That means that it should automagically adjust to the width of whatever browser you're using. If you view it on a smart phone, it … Continue reading Remodeling
Today is Thanksgiving Holiday here in the U.S. I just want to take a moment to thank all of those who help make my life rich and rewarding. They include: my wife and son. I couldn't do this all without you. my extended family you, my readers on this blog, it's been fun and inspiring … Continue reading Giving Thanks
This is only tangentially related to economics, but I'm pretty excited about some coverage I got for my other project (besides blogging here and teaching at LCC). If you teach in higher education yourself, you might be interested. If so, contact me. The article is from Converge Magazine yesterday: Economics Professor Starts Designing Tools for … Continue reading Malartu, My Other Project
Normally I try to keep this blog focused on explaining economic issues and concepts. But in the past few days there's a political issue has arisen that's literally very close to home for me and I feel the need to speak out. Last week, Terry Jones and his assistant Warren Sapp of Dove World Outreach … Continue reading Free Speech, Free Worship, Private Property, Facts and Terry Jones
It's been said often that the "first casualty when war comes is truth". If so, then surely the second casualty of war is the English language. The Pentagon, White House and State Dept have long butchered plain language and favored the use of euphemisms. We long ago learned that it's not really civilians that get … Continue reading Second Casualty of War
Brad Delong quotes Mike Boskin on comparing talking to Principles of Economics students vs. being Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisors: I think that one of Christie Romer's predecessors as CEA Chair, Stanford economist and Republican Mike Boskin, says it best. Being Chair of the CEA and advising all the political appointees in … Continue reading Just What I Would Imagine
An update: I’m giving gave an open lecture/presentation at the college today Oct 20 on the future viability of Social Security and the crisis rhetoric surrounding it. It’s available to view or download here: Powerpoint file Download (no sound). I had plans to make a video out of it, but time has gotten the best of … Continue reading Social Security presentation: Will It Be There?