Monthly Archives: July 2011

Maximize Utility – a love song

More cheerful than Our Love is an Illiquid Asset.

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Planet Money Comes to DC

Last night, NPR’s Planet Money came to DC’s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue for a live event and taping. Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson, interspersed with pre-recorded interview segments, painted a picture of two coexisting US economies: the “broken” economy … Continue reading

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Hear Us on The Story

Ryan and I talked to Sean Cole last week about Recession Sessions for The Story on American Public Media. Hear the full podcast here!

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Raise The Debt Ceiling Rap

ReasonTV and DC’s own Remy have a catchy video up about the debt ceiling. One week until August 2nd.

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Talk with David Rosenberg

I recently had the pleasure of talking with David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin and Sheff and we talked about some of his impressions on the economics behind several of the songs on Recession Sessions . Greenspan’s Defense Rosenberg is … Continue reading

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Groupon

Harvard Business Review has an interesting article by Joshua Gans about Groupon: Here’s my hypothesis about Groupon’s success. It exploits a limitation faced by many consumers: their memory. I think his hypothesis is wrong. Groupon isn’t mostly about memory. It’s … Continue reading

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