Tag: History

Friday, March 11th, 2011

What’s the Internet worth?

The Great Stagnation, an intriguing new book by George Mason  economist Tyler Cowen, co-author of the Marginal Revolution blog, has sparked a fantastic debate about whether and how the Internet has contributed to our economic wellbeing. The book ponders why … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The price of Clapton’s magic

A couple of days ago I mused about our desire for unique objects. I pointed to research suggesting that our motivations aren’t merely market driven. It’s not just about rationally assessing the object’s resale value. A story in today’s New … Continue reading

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Friday, February 25th, 2011

An Oscar for our times

The Oscars are upon us! I normally don’t have anything to say about this. But this year I have a candidate for the title of best picture: The King’s Speech. My choice has nothing to do with the quality of … Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Building Stonehenge on the cheap

What would Ikea furniture look like in the stone age?

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