Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Still #1

Friday, September 08, 2017

How to Get People to Get Along

Click here to read my column in Sunday's New York Times.

Monday, September 04, 2017

A Reading List

Every few years, I teach (in addition to ec 10) a freshman seminar for about a dozen students. The seminar is essentially a book group for students who are taking introductory economics concurrently or who have advanced placement credit in economics.  Here is a list of this year's books:
  1. The Worldly Philosophers, by Robert Heilbroner 
  2. On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill
  3. Capitalism and Freedom, by Milton Friedman
  4. Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, by Arthur Okun
  5. The Economics of Inequality, by Thomas Piketty
  6. Fair Play, by Steven Landsburg
  7. Finance and the Good Society, by Robert Shiller
  8. Scarcity, by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir
  9. The Moral Economy, by Samuel Bowles
  10. The Myth of the Rational Voter, by Bryan Caplan

Sunday, September 03, 2017

What I did last night

Lady Gaga performed at Fenway Park yesterday (and the day before). Apparently, she is the first woman ever to headline an event at Fenway. It was a great concert.

Good people watching before the concert started. Ran into a few former ec 10 students.