Evolving Economics is a blog by Jason Collins of his thoughts on economics, evolution and those areas in between.
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Links this week: Was the paper proposing that mice can pass their fears onto their offspring and grandchildren via epigenetic mechanisms too good to be true? Neuroskeptic comments (and read the comments to Neuroskeptic’s post). And my favourite epigenetics statement of the week: “Women too can succeed in business. Because epigenetics.” What are agent based […]
I’m note sure how I hadn’t come across this before (one need only read the Wikipedia entry “invisible hand”), but Adam Smith used the phrase “invisible hand” three times. It is used once in The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and The Wealth of Nations (1776) – both of those I knew. The third time […]
Over at WSJ Real Time Economics, Josh Zumbrun turns the following chart into a claim that “the SAT is just another area in American life where economic inequality results in much more than just disparate incomes.” But what does the chart actually tell us? In a perfect meritocracy, the smartest students will score the highest. […]
Links this week: Plenty of press and interesting articles sparked by Peter Thiel’s new book. First, he has a swipe at business schools. And some great one-liners. But is he wrong about the future? Another tech-billionaire – Elon Musk wants to put people of Mars. But he doesn’t need one million people to get enough […]
Links this week: The workplace is needed to overcome our lack of self control. Resisting instant gratification – the FT explores Walter Mischel’s the Marshmallow Test. Most critiques of twin studies recycle the same discredited 40-year-old arguments. Here’s another paper pulling them apart. The college educated are still getting married, just later. The same can’t […]
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