In 1970, North Korea shot down an American reconnaisance plane. When he heard the news, Nixon was drunk and started ranting. He told National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger he wanted to “nuke them.” Fortunately for everyone, as the crisis unfolded, Nixon…
Serially awesome Cambridge economics professor Ha-Joon Chang has written the world’s smallest economics textbook.
It’s five key points, all of which are illustrated above; and most of which boil down to “economics is a discipline for the people, and to serve the people. It must be taken back from the political agents known as economists.”
This interactive map from the Economist shows how Europe’s borders changed over the course of World War One.
— Richard Wolff, in an interview with The Sun Magazine (via luxdalloway)
Paul Krugman’s a pretty neat fellow, and pretty right too.
— Economist Paul Krugman on Bitcoin (via sickeningliberal)
Not in the grad school context, but this otherwise pretty much sums up how I feel today. Just remember kids, it’s not you, it’s your data.
— (via teapartycat)
Be at my first college party like..
If Ferguson ends well, this will be the moment people look to in retrospect. Highway patrol Captain Ron Johnson marches with protestors instead of attacking them. ht: Twitter
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