Author Archives: DW

Why Things Cost So Much (hint: nobody knows and it’s a big, big problem)

http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/09/considerations-on-cost-disease/ The above might be the most intelligent survey I’ve read about what is probably the most important question of our time. 

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Trump Evolving

The most prescient of Trump commentators in my little bubble has been Scott Sumner. His point all along has been that Trump doesn’t care about anything and is just saying whatever it takes to win. He willl, Scott predicts, reverse … Continue reading

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Brexit and The Allure of the Sith

Brexit is about preserving the English Nation. Cowen is at his best when chenneling the darker sides of humanity. In the end this is what makes him the best commentator out there. He knows that instinctive reactions, baser reactions, are … Continue reading

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What Trump is, In the Best Possible Light

From MR of course. One bit: Liberalism isn’t actually an automatic emotional default for most people on this planet, so being a scold is in the longer run a losing strategy.  I believe many current “democratic mainstream” thinkers genuinely do … Continue reading

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Pick The Best Stocks and Fail

here is John Cochrane reporting from the NBER Asset Pricing conference: Robert Novy-Marx presented  Testing Strategies Based on Multiple Signals, discussed by Moto Yogo. We’re all familiar with the phenomenon that if you try 10 characteristics and pick the best … Continue reading

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David Bowie in 2002

From here. I don’t even know why I would want to be on a label in a few years, because I don’t think it’s going to work by labels and by distribution systems in the same way. The absolute transformation … Continue reading

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Hardball Debate Questions

http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/11/16/hardball-questions-for-the-next-debate/ Easily one of the most amusing things I’ve read in a long time. Very hard to go highbrow without sounding like a proper douchebag. Impressive.

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