History

"The Two Movements in Economic Thought, 1700-2000: Empty Economic Boxes Revisited"

A recent paper by Deirdre McCloskey which productively combines and extends two of her recent themes: the "Great Enrichment" and empirical "oomph".

As a bonus, the reader gets a list of 104(!) possible imperfections in the market followed by Prof. McCloskey's ringing declaration that none of them have been shown to be very important empirically.


"They Shall Not Grow Old a box office blowout – for good reason"

My family and I saw this movie recently. One the one hand the subject matter is somewhere between profoundly discouraging and horrific. On the other hand it's like nothing I've seen before and I'll probably not ever see anything like it again and it is extremely well made, even beautiful in spots. I read that it was released too late for this year's Oscars, but I think it would be a big upset if it didn't win next year.

Two more reviews: "They Shall Not Grow Old Is the Movie of the Year" and "They Shall Not Grow Old (3D)". 

Related: "Why in WW1 did soldiers both British and German run straight to enemy held positions and get mowed down in their thousands?"