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Emanuel Derman

Sep 02 2011

Physicists & economists, influence & responsibility

I grew up in a post-WWII world where, temporarily, because of their capacity to create devices that wreak destruction, physicists had lots of influence in government.

Sep 01 2011

A serious question

Capitalism depends on lending and borrowing, and hence on banks.

Aug 30 2011

PPE morphs to PNE

The internecine arguments by economists in the daily papers show that a good part of economics is about what is good and how to achieve it.

Aug 28 2011

No more time decay

The hurricane edition of the NY Times contains an article about a new British TV show on the downside of immortality.

Aug 25 2011

We the people

I have been reading a column in the Sydney Morning Herald by their Economics Writer Jessica Irvine.

Aug 24 2011

Globalization: Intended and actual

I had thought globalization was a good idea. The developed world was rich, and it seemed as though outsourcing was going to diminish the wealth discrepancy between the rich and poor, decreasing the slope of the wealth line between the USA and the developing world.

Aug 18 2011

Tobin or not Tobin?

If there's one larger lesson one learns from options theory that transcends its technical details, it's that there aren't unmitigated goods.

Aug 16 2011

My life with the Maladroid

Google's big battle will be that they know (and care) nothing about customer support or user interface.

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