Archives: January 2012

As It Should Be Done

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 31

There lay certitude; there, in the daily round. All the rest hung on mere threads and trivial contingencies; you couldn't waste your time on it. The thing was to do...

This Awkward Time

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 26

John Gapper, over at the FT, has the best phrase I have seen at this Dithering Davos. It is "this awkward time." Life goes on five years into crisis. Everything...

Lose the Pablum. Stop Dithering.

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 24

Countries should fight rising inequality with policies that simultaneously curb the income gap between rich and poor while boosting economic growth. --Reducing Inequality While Boosting Economic Growth is Possible, OECD...

With a Hammer (to the Memory of Mark Blaug)

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 20

...the inflation and the stagflation of the 1970s did more to persuade economists that there was something wrong with Keynesian economics--that you needed supply-side policies and all that--than all the...

Dithering Davos

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 18

Today, when you tap a mechanical meter to increase its accuracy, you are applying dither, and modern dictionaries define dither as a highly nervous, confused, or agitated state. In minute...

Stop Dithering

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 15

...we have just introduced a new currency in eleven countries with different histories, cultures and backgrounds. Establishing and maintaining a European culture of stability is of the utmost importance. This...

What Would Al Hunt Say About This Interview? (How Do You Do It?)

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 10

One strategy for reading comprehension is the technique called SQ3R. This stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review. In order to get an understanding of the text, you should...

It's Here...2012.

Posted by: Tom Keene on January 08

Even if all of these funds were used for spending increases or tax reductions, the debt held by the public was still projected to be paid off, on a net...

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