Category: miscellaneous

The Business School is not Dead

An article from latest Schumpeter, the Economist column on business and economics, discusses the state of business schools today. It is not pleasant. The writer says that like doctors who smoke, and dentists with rotten teeth, the business school has professors who constantly…

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Walgreen’s Buys a Small Chain

And not one of those cheap chains either. Walgreen’s buys Duane Reade. Here’s The Curious Capitalist on the issue: Duane Reade was a ratty little downtown cut-price operation until management decided that the key to drug retailing isn’t service—theirs was…

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RIP J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger, author of such classics as Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey, has died. Mr Salinger died of natural causes at the compound in New Hampshire where he had hidden from view since 1953, declining attempts to…

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Don’t Do It!

Don’t get a Ph.D. in the humanities, that is. Unless you fulfill one or more of the following criteria: You are independently wealthy, and you have no need to earn a living for yourself or provide for anyone else. You…

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Happy New Year

I know there are a few regulars (thanks, mom!), so welcome to the new year, the new theme and the new name. I’m trying to get trendy here (is that even possible?). Happy New Year to all. Be Sociable, Share!

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The Real Exchange Rate: Two Handouts

I think I have discovered (thanks to several students who pointed it out to me yesterday) the source of the confusion that is causing you a lot of consternation. The problem lies in the notation of the real exchange rate.…

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Welcome Spring 2009 Students

I notice some of you have already been frequenting the site. I hope that you find something of interest here. I’ve uploaded some resources onto the site already – this includes the syllabus, the rough course schedule and this week’s…

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After All, Maybe Money Does Buy Happiness?

By Aaron Ordower In last week’s NY Times David Leonhardt discusses a new study published by the Brookings Institute which refutes the Easterlin Paradox which stated that money doesn’t necessarily lead to more satisfaction. See Arnav’s earlier post for more…

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Pathetic

Stephen Hadley, the National Security Adviser, was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Apparently, he doesn’t know the difference between Nepal and Tibet. Discussing how Bush has “no reason not to go” to this summer’s Olympic games in Beijing…

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