Blog Review 498


A quite remarkable economic finding: the slave trade quite possibly being responsible for the shorter life spans of African Americans. 

A note to environmentalists. Here's the list of things that you can usefully worry about and try to change. Rather than the ones you are worrying about.

A nice laying out of the point of economics. It's not trying to tell us how the world should be: rather, trying to tell us how it is. 

And what can sadly happen when an economist moves from describing how the world is to how he thinks it ought to be. 

Guido points out that the investigative committee into MPs' expenses isn't really all that investigative.

A reminder that not everything in the newspapers is quite what it seems. Some quoted there represent no one but themselves. 

And finally, some money on offer if you can teach economics better than a high priced call girl.