TechCrunch | Silicon Valley Entitlement Gets Political
Taxes are for old businesses. That seems to be the sentiment coming from the oft-offended Silicon Valley sycophants. I’m not talking about t
The invisible welfare state of the top one percent
How we design policies to benefit richer Americans without them even noticing.
Rational Turbulence « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Socia...
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. Skip to content. Home; Books; Blogroll; Sponsors; Authors; Feed. « This one is s
Economist's View: 'Fiscal Policy and MPC Heterogeneity'
Income growth for the working class has not kept pace with productivity. Instead, much of the growth has gone to the top of the income distr
Technology speedup graph « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and ...
I like the graph too, but it doesn't seem to support the conclusion implied by the title. The internet and radio curves look almost iden
As though I didn’t think humans were ridiculous enough already
In the largest false memory study to date, 5,269 participants were asked about their memories for three true and one of five fabricated poli
Was de Soto wrong? Impacts of a formalization experiment in Sri Lanka | ...
Hernando de Soto famously argued that informality is costly for firms, and that informal firms would desperately like to formalize, but are
The Top 12 Reasons Why You Should Hate the Mortgage Settlement
This settlement is yet another demonstration of who wields power in America, and it isn't you and me. It's bad enough to see these n
Dark Money Group’s Donors Revealed – Big Sky, Big Money - FRONTLINE
Bank records released under a court order show that Western Tradition Partnership’s donors included an Oklahoma businessman, a Colorado buil
US Shale Gas Drives Up Coal Exports - Tyndall Manchester Research | Tynd...
A report by researchers at Tyndall Manchester has concluded that whilst the US is burning less coal due to shale gas production, millions of
The Concentration of Capital Gains and Dividend Income
Mitt Romney turned over his taxes yesterday, revealing that "Unlike most Americans who earn a paycheck, Romney gets the majority of his inco
New data on negative prices from subsidized wind causes retractions, por...
There’s an ugly fight brewing over wind power in the US. Currently, the $22/MWh Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind is set to expire at the
On data-driven policy and the continuing rationalization of governance
At the end of last week, the White House Office of Management and Budget released to little fanfare this short memo calling for all agencies
A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions: The “JOBS” bill
By Simon Johnson, co-author of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, And Why It Matters To You From the 1970s until
CIA: Operation Ajax: An Extraordinary Graphic Novel App
CIA: Operation Ajax is a new graphic novel app that sets a new benchmark in the medium. Over the weekend, the developers and investors cele.
Changes in the Wealth and Income of Those at the Bottom Over the Past 30...
Alex Gourevitch has a recent post that brings up an excellent point. So much of our conversation on changes over the past thirty years descr