Want an Idea of What Really Happened During the Financial Crisis: Watch “Margin Call”

At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, an independent film by the name of Margin Call made its debut. It was released in theatres a couple of weeks ago, while simultaneously being released on iTunes and Amazon. Meaning, instead of having to drive out to the theatre, you could watch the movie from the comfort of […]

What’s On My iPod: Lectures/Podcasts From A Road Trip, Ottawa to DC, Part 4

Part 1: Songs, LA to DC Part 2: Lectures, LA to DC Part 3: Podcasts, LA to DC In the first three parts of this series, I wrote about what was on my iPod for the trip from LA to DC (by car). More recently, I drove from Ottawa to DC, which allowed me to […]

Altruism, To Give or To Take: Economics & American Public Policy, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I wanted to do a series of posts on American Public Policy. This first post will be about America’s economic policy. As a disclaimer, I should say, economics can be a very academic field, in that there are hundreds of programs around the world that offer doctoral […]