Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Movie: Dead Pool 2

The first Dead Pool is one of my favorite comic books movies ever. The second one is more of the same, and also clearly aiming to start a new franchise.

The NYT review captures it well, though marred by some dopey (and unnecessary) politics at the end.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thought question

In a meeting of Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman, and Kim Jong Un, who is the weirdest man in the room?

Thinking about this will help you to clarify your notion of weirdness.

Hat tip (on the article and the question): Charlie Brown

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The culture that is Wisconsin

Best burgers in town - at least among the places I have tried so far. Plus they have Ale Asylum's Pantheon on tap.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Dierdre McCloskey gets cross ...

... with Richard Thaler in Reason.

This is (a good bit) stronger than I would be, but very entertaining to read.

Hat tip: student with shiny new job

Monday, May 28, 2018

"The Usefulness of Experiments" on the IZA World of Labor

My contribution to the IZA World of Labor entitled "The Usefulness of Experiments" is now online.

The creators of the World of Labor love their standard article format very (very) much, and admit of no exceptions to it, so writing for this outlet has a bit of the flavor of writing "haiku". It also requires more effort than one might expect given the length.

I would be curious to know how much traffic they get overall and from their stated audience of policymakers and (even more so) the policy wonks who attend to them.

Other world of labor articles I have read and liked:

Michael Rosholm: "Do Case Workers Help the Unemployed?"

Dan Black: "Matching as a Regression Estimator"