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Academic conferences — a true story ;-)

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A Demonstration of the Causal Power of Absences

Professor of philosophy Tyron Goldschmidt recently published a compelling paper “A Demonstration of the Causal Power of Absences“. Take a look and mull over: 🙂 *** Join the Economic Sociology and Political Economy community via Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr  

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Probably the best “Acknowledgments” ever (2)

That’s real and so truthful 🙂 and the fact that this “Acknowledgments” written by Talcott Parsons‘ grandson –  Jotham Parsons, makes this even more amusing… “This enumeration of my indebtedness, together with much else that I have doubtless omitted, is more … Continue reading

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The Art of Central Banking

– “How does the central bank decide on interest rate? Taking all data together and using a formula?” – “This is art, not science.” (The Governor of the Central Bank of Israel Karnit Flug reveals the secret of monetarism and  economics … Continue reading

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Probably the best “Acknowledgments” ever

__________________________________________________ “I blame all of you. Writing this book has been an exercise in sustained suffering. The casual reader may, perhaps, exempt herself from excessive guilt, but for those of you who have played the larger role in prolonging my … Continue reading

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Trickle-down fairy tales

~ Let us distinguish between trails of truth and fairy tales ~ Happy New Year and warm wishes! Oleg Komlik  — “Johnny, you’re not getting gifts this time, I’m giving them to that banker’s kid, so they’ll trickle down to … Continue reading

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The Political Economy of impression management / Impression Management of the political economy :-)

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Remember the Golden Rule! Whoever has the gold, makes the rules!

Remember the Golden Rule! Whoever has the gold, makes the rules!! *** This sharp cartoon is from The Wizard of Id – a classic daily newspaper comic strip created by Brant Parker and Johnny Hart in 1964 to satirize modern American culture … Continue reading

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The academic conferences alert!!

“We have time for just one long-winded, self-indulgent question that relates to nothing we’ve been talking about.”   😉 I wish all the academics in the house a pleasant and fruitful scholarly conferences season!

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Political Economy of Grandmothers’ deaths rate – Why the week prior to an exam is dangerous for the relatives of students?

In this remarkable paper, Mike Adams (Eastern Connecticut State University) thoroughly (to say 🙂 wittily and jestingly) scrutinizes a fundamental problem: a student’s grandmother is far more likely to die suddenly just before the student takes an exam, than at … Continue reading

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