Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ray Dalio on the Economic Machine 

Ray Dalio, founder of the world's largest hedge fund, presents an interesting and easy to understand lecture on the economy as machine.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekend reading 

Excellent profile of Raghuram Rajan in Caravan Magazine. Strangely, no mention of the Fischer Black...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hello again, Julian Simon 

Overpopulation is not the problem, says Erle Ellis.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Traveling Salesman, meet Algorithm 

Fantastic read. Unhappy Truckers and Other Algorithmic Problems. (Via Marginal Revolution)

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Book Review: The Idealist 

Seems like The Idealist is a must read book for anyone in the development business. The sub-title reads "Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty." And here is a review by James Traub

Nerds and Humour 

These have to be among the most high-brow jokes in the world.

Sample 1:  The barman says: “We don't serve faster-than-light particles here.” A tachyon enters a bar.

Sample 2. How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb? 
A fish.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Cynicism, thank god! 

Dalibor Rohac makes an eloquent defence of cynicism.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Sweden as a model of economic recovery 

Fred Bergsten on Sweden. Money quote: "The country’s guiding principle is that a successful social welfare society must be fiscally conservative and administratively efficient."