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October 26, 2014

"Marauders of the Lost Sciences"

A blog presenting excerpts from great papers in economics, math, physics and statistics.

April 24, 2014

To readers of Newmark's Door

If you had trouble accessing this site over the last week, I apologize. My blog software and hosting company, excellent; I strongly recommend it--has suffered a very nasty distributed-denial-of-service attack. I hope the worst is over now. 

January 16, 2014

"The Golden Era Of Spam Comments Has Ended"

I, for one, am not at all sorry to see them go

September 30, 2013

You can make podcasts of your favorite blogs! As of now, completely free.

Here's the page for the podcast of the Door. Here's its rss feed

August 27, 2013

"Top 200 Influential Economics Blogs – Aug 2013"

You may notice one particular blog is missing.

My minions--see Despicable Me--are currently massing to demand a recount. 

July 01, 2013

Two recent blog posts that made a big splash . . .

. . . decisively refuted: "Eight Toxic Foods: A Little Chemical Education" and "Pandora Paid Over $1,300 for 1 Million Plays, Not $16.89".

(The post at the first link attacks an article whose' premise is that we shouldn't be eating foods banned in Europe. Two additional points: 1) science shouldn't be conducted just by majority vote and 2) why should we believe the Europeans are right? Their regulators permitted pregnant women to take thalidomide. And France gets about 75% of its electricity from nuclear power--are they right about that, too? Why don't "consumer advocates" want to follow them on that?)

February 19, 2013

"Heaven help us all and may the lord preserve us from these fatheads, narcissists and nincompoops"

Well put. The conclusion of a fine smackdown by Alex Massie: "The Iraq War's Real Victims? Laurie Penny and the Narcissistic Left".

October 11, 2012

Hey, look who's ranked 286,385 in the U.S.

That would be the blog you're reading. (Rank as of 9/26.)

My employer's site, on the other hand, is ranked 2,309

August 31, 2012

"Fast Times at Ridgemont High at 30"

From the fine, new-this-month blog, "Senator Blutarsky". 

August 13, 2012

From Harvard University's Department of English Frequently Asked Questions

Question: "Can I speak to a faculty member about a grammatical question?"

Answer: Hell no, you poor peon.

Link via The .Plan: A Quasi-Blog (by James Choi, Associate Prof. of Finance, Yale School of Management) See a paper co-authored by him, "What Does Stock Ownership Breadth Measure?" for one difference between Smart Money and Dumb Money.

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