Archive for 2011

Follow-Up: Koch deal with FSU

A few months ago, I posted about a deal granting Charles G. Koch the right to fill two teaching slots in the economics program at Florida State University. Yesterday, Jodi at Economists Do It With Models made a post expanding on the many implications the deal may have. It’s definitely an interesting read. As an […]

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To the debt ceiling, and beyond!

With all the hubbub going on recently about the debt ceiling, many people are confused. That’s understandable considering the raising of the debt ceiling has always been a very unremarkable, bipartisan act of Congress. To help you understand what’s happening right now, I’ll briefly discuss what the debt ceiling is and why understanding it is […]

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Bitcoin: Currency of the Future?

Bitcoin has been gaining much media attention due to its recent rise in popularity. Rather than relying on a central monetary authority to monitor transactions and manage the money supply, Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to allow users to make purchases online without using a credit card or bank account. The rate of inflation for the […]

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Buying the Right to Hire New Professors

Last week, the economics department at Florida State University received a great deal of publicity about a deal granting Charles G. Koch the right to decide who will fill two new teaching slots: A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University’s economics department. In […]

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The Fight of the Century

This has got to be one of the greatest things I’ve stumbled upon on the Internet.

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