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Probably the best “Acknowledgments” ever

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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.” ¬† ūüėČ 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 ūüôā 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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The ‚Ä™‚Äéjoke‚Ĩ goes like this: A ‚Ä™physicist‚Ĩ, an ‚Ä™‚Äéengineer‚Ĩ and an ‚Ä™economist‚Ĩ are stranded in the desert…

With love to ‚Ä™‚Äéeconomists‚Ĩ ūüôā A ‚Ä™‚Äéphysicist‚Ĩ, an ‚Ä™‚Äéengineer‚Ĩ and an ‚Ä™‚Äéeconomist‚Ĩ are stranded in the desert. They are hungry and find a can of corn. They want to open it, but how? The physicist says: “Let’s start a fire … Continue reading

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Overly honest reference: ‚ÄúShould we cite the crappy Gabor paper here?‚ÄĚ :-)

Not sure how this made it through proofreading, peer review, and copyediting… That’s from this paper, but the “reference” was removed today from the HTML version, while PDF is already not accessible. BTW, in the final corrected version of the … Continue reading

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Let the academic conferences season begin! ;-)

“We’d now like to open the floor to shorter speeches disguised as questions.”

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After Financial Times’ botched and bungled attack on Piketty’s Capital failed, to escape from dealing with the essence Bloomberg BusinessWeek chose a different tactic which is a) kind of funny, b) pathetic

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