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...one needs to signal a more extreme symbolic affirmation with the proper "showing that you care" values than what the other side is doing...This statement is so perfectly borne out by the UK experience since 1997 that there is a kind of beauty to how true it is.
So explain to me still, how an 89B (regardless of interest expense) is a good investment if we only get a 39B return. It seems even if we got a multiplier of 2, we'd still only be at 80B and that is still a negative return. It seems like we're just delaying the pain.
Cost = $4.5 billion + $13 billion + $18 billion = $35.5 billion
Blogging is good for your business. A new study from Hubspot shows that companies that are blogging get more visitors than businesses which do not write a regular blog. Indeed, the analysis of data from more than 1,500 businesses reveals that firms which have blogs get 55% more traffic than those which do not.
The most important component of living standards (once you have enough to eat) is housing... Wealth allows you to buy privacy, to get away from people you don’t like.
The most important component of living standards (once you have enough to eat) is housing... Wealth allows you to buy the emotional security of owning your own piece of land, a place that can't be taken away from you, a home to build and raise your family.
You won a free ticket to see an Eric Clapton concert (which has no resale value). Bob Dylan is performing on the same night and is your next-best alternative activity. Tickets to see Dylan cost $40. On any given day, you would be willing to pay up to $50 to see Dylan. Assume there are no other costs of seeing either performer. Based on this information, what is the opportunity cost of seeing Eric Clapton? (a) $0, (b) $10, (c) $40, or (d) $50.
There are two competing principles here. The first principle is: Nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation, a principle enshrined in our Bill of Rights...But here's the countervailing principle: Bad behavior ---even legal bad behavior---should be punished eventually, because that precedent deters future bad behavior. If that principle were applied consistently and predictably, firms might not have overinvested in the wrong technologies [or overpaid their risk-seeking employees?] to begin with.
For weeks after he was laid off, Clinton Cole would rise at the usual time, shower, shave, don one of his Jos. A. Bank suits and head out the door of his Vienna home -- to a job that no longer existed.
...the cognitive psychologists, and behavioral economists, tended to have the same perspective of the economics profession: When subjects got it "wrong", they were being "irrational", and we should not question the theory or our interpretation of it.
Some have naively defined behavioral economics as the search for results contrary to standard models. [As] I see it...its successes represent potential extensions of reformulated standard models.
Basically, it's being nationalised.
Iraq is likely to become more unstable as US troop levels are reduced.
US troop levels are being reduced as Iraq becomes more stable.
there are more buyers than sellers... It is a market, though. Trying to predict the balance between buyers and sellers over the next 12 months is hard
In a large state true democratic governance is impossible, because unlike the market, a perfectly functioning democracy would require every voter to have perfect global knowledge.
When we make a killing in a rising market, we dwell on our own smartness rather than the irrationality of prices having been too low.
That is the fundamental failing in the efficient market hypothesis. You cannot beat the market today or next week. But you can beat it in the long run, provided you do not want what the average does - or not at the same time, anyway.
Here's the great and resonant unknown of the moment.Is the credit contraction a reflection of less demand from you, me and millions of others? Or are the banks rationing much more than they had been doing?The answer is - probably - a bit of both.
Dr Sheron says we should go back to using the old weekly limits, which are based on sound research. The 1987 sensible drinking limits, which set the bar at 21 units per week for men and 14 units per week for women, remained in place until 1995.
"The weekly limits were based on robust studies and were set at a level at which alcohol harms outweigh any putative benefit."
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My other blog is Pricing Revolution, specifically around innovative pricing models and advice on how businesses can set their prices.