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Ask a climatologist if you want ways to fight climate change. Ask a doctor if you want ways to fight to improve national health. Ask an economist if you want to know which one of those two things we should prioritize.
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Remember everyone, GDP is, at best, a proxy.
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Oil companies have a slightly lower profit margin than farm and construction machinery (6.5% versus 6.7%).

http://biz.yahoo.com/p/sum_qpmd.html
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Hah. Try to tell that to anyone around here - and that includes the "I love burning petroleum products nearly as much as I love consuming charred cow-flesh" crowd. Not that I have anything against charred cow-flesh. 

Facts are easy to ignore, David, if only you have half a mind to.
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Good luck Russ; you will be missed.
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On the bizarreness of a research-centric academia.

"If I told most people that I was going into a profession in which I'd produce a very small product aimed at very few people, and I'd concentrate on doing so to the neglect of a vast number of potential purchasers who would buy a slightly simpler but infinitely more valuable and desired product, they would no doubt suggest I reconsider my strategy. "

http://chronicle.com/article/Youre-All-Going-to-Fail/132757/
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I find it particularly irritating when regulators say that firms will be better off by the regulation...if that's true, why do you need to force them to do it?
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Because regulations help protect their employees and the public, two things which aren't high on many firms list of priorities.
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From a student's homework: "Most potatoes come from Ireland versus Europe." Is this a geography mistake or a logic mistake?
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Well, at least they didn't say "Most potatoes come from a cellophane bag, or cardboard tube." ;-)
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One of my all-time favs
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  • George Mason University
    Economics
  • Beloit College
    Economics; Political Science
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  • Bethany College
    Asst. Prof. of Economics, present
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