- Rob Dunbar explains climate change through cores drilled into an Antarctic iceshelf.
- Arnold Kling reconsiders macroeconomics (with booms, busts, unemployment, etc.) by using labor/comparative advantage instead of the usual alchemy of money supply, animal spirits, AD/AS, etc.
- Ten things you're not allowed to say at Davos (mostly things that call attention the rich and powerful people there who do not suffer from policies that they implement). Along similar lines, Simon Johnson (ex-IMF economist and current critic of mega-banks and bailouts) clarifies that the Davos crowd is too
eliteprivileged and protected to know what's happening in the real world.
- Thoughts on the internet, the information deluge and distractions (an update on this post).
Obama'sthe government's drop-in-the-bucket budget cuts: