Dear readers:Recently a family health crisis has caused a severe disruption in my life and made it impossible to continue to blog for the time being. I do hope to return to blogging at some point but right now I need to focus my attention and energy elsewhere. Please accept my apologies and
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Note: Here is another dispatch from Fred Thompson. We were talking about the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa, which has been boiling for several months now, when a colleague asked: “There are Ebola vaccines for primates and mice, but not for humans. Why?” And
Once again The Economist comes through with a fun chart:
The unemployment rate remained
To give the haters some ammunition: The dull ni
Note: here is another dispatch from Fred Thompson.Thanks to a series of initiatives and referenda during the decade of the 1990s, primarily Measure 5, enacted in 1990, and Measure 50, enacted in 1997, Oregon has acquired a one-off pro
After all of the press, good and bad, about
The Upshot, The New York Times's answer to FiveThirtyEight edited by David Leonhardt has some fantastic poll data about soccer around the world. Here are the two charts from th
It looks like it is finally time again to
The end of the month is near, a
Its Friday afternoon so I'll write about my third favorite subject (behind economics and beer): soccer. There seems to be a lot of consternation among the US Soccer pundit class about the snub of Landon
This from the
This is the second in a two-part review by Fred Thompson of Thomas Piketty's book: Capital in the 21st Century. The first part was posted yesterday.
This is the first in a two-part review by Fred Thompson of Thomas Piketty's book: Capital in the 21st Century. The second part will be posted tomorrow.
Another good mont
I know I have been AWOL lately, many many pressing things in real life has left me without time to blog. So today I make it all up with useless content!From the NY Times:
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NOTE: Another contribution by Fred Thompson:
This from Josh Lehner's newest blog p
Note: this one have been in the notebook for years, so I bring the old notebook out today after a long hiatus. One of The Oregonian's Joe Rose's most common themes is the lane hog. Whether it be the dratted
From the NY Times:Oregon Considers Handing Troubled Insurance Exchange to U.S.This is almost certainly the correct call, but something that human nature has a h
From the Oregonian
Okay, so it has been another one of those weeks - just when it seems the weather has slipped winter's grasp and it's all smooth sailing ahead, my household is beset with illness. Keeping up with the day-to-day has been a monumental task. So much so that I haven't been able to pick even the lowest hanging fruit.
Who says economists are not intriguing? Apparently they are according to The Oregonian, which is running a poll and the quarterfinal match up is Monica Wehby versus local economist
From The Economist:
Via the Wall Street Journal:
Sitting here in my office at the World Bank, I came across two little tidbits as I did my quick morning scan of the news and economics articles on the internets. First, there is this Oregonian article
Fred Thompson carries the water this week as I am in Washington, DC giving a talk and working at the World Bank.