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.

"One less guard on the wall"

William Jacobson notes that independent conservative bloggers are going away. (Link via Instapundit.)

Independent conservative bloggers are a dying breed, I’m sorry to say.  They either burnout, or they join an established website.

Yet the walls still have to be guarded by independent bloggers who bear a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom, and while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, you want us on that wall, you need us on that wall.


But hey, I'm still here. 


A newish blog to support the forthcoming book, Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes. Here, co-author Jenny Anderson interviews economist Daniel Hamermesh.

What’s the most important lesson economics has taught you about your own marriage?

It has taught me the role of compromise. To quote a song by Diamond Rio, “We’ll gain a lot of ground ‘cause we’ll both give a little, Ain’t no road too long, if you meet in the middle.” It has also taught me to think about the subtleties of comparative advantage and to recognize that preferences matter too.  To wit:  I earn about twice as much per hour as my wife; and she’s a much better cook than I am.  Yet I do much of the cooking, because my schedule is more flexible, so that the cost to me of getting dinner on the table at a reasonable time is lower than it would be to her.

Here, she answers "What's the point of marriage?".