Thursday, July 15, 2021
If You Haven't Switched to the New Conversable Economist Website Yet ...
If you have been checking this Conversable Economist website and wondering at the lack of recent posts, or if you had been signed up to rec...
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Learned Hand: "The Spirit of Liberty is the Spirit Which is Not Too Sure That It is Right"
Learned Hand is often on the short list of greatest American judges who never made it to the US Supreme Court. In 1944, during World War II,...
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Last Post Here: Moving From Blogger to WordPress
The Conversable Economist blog has been based on the Google Blogger platform for 10 years, since I started the blog in May 2011. However, th...
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Interview: Amartya Sen on a Bicycle
Christina Pazzanese interviews 87 year-old Amartya Sen ( Nobel '98 ) for the Harvard Gazette (June 3, 2021), with an emphasis on the lon...
Monday, June 14, 2021
From Pandemic to Digitalization to Productivity?
We know that the pandemic caused people and firms to make much more widespread use of digital technologies: working from home, ordering on-l...
Friday, June 11, 2021
The Social Nature of Government Actions
Economics famously begins with an idea of individuals pursuing their own interests, and then discusses both the positive and negative dynami...
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
How to Improve College Completion Rates: The Time Commitment Problem
The US higher education system does an OK job of enrolling US high school students. About 70% of US high school graduates enroll in a two-ye...
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