Archive for April, 2011

The Fed Can’t Fix Unemployment

Monetary policy had a rare moment in the spotlight this week with Ben Bernake’s press conference. Granted, it took the stage right after Obama revealed his birth certificate and right before two people from England got married, but when is monetary policy ever going to get the nation’s attention? Before the conference, the New York Times […]

The Case for Twitter

Lately, I have become addicted to Twitter. I’m not sure what that makes me. A twit? A twitteholic? A twathead? [insert your own clever joke here] I never understood the utility of Twitter until I started using it. My impression was that Twitter was just a bunch of people sharing every irrelevant detail of their […]

Courtesy and Collective Action

Don’t hold everyone up, just wait for the next train. Also, don’t lose your hand. – my visual translation One of the toilet reading options at my apartment is the 1978 edition of The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette. It is filled with helpful advice on how you should address your letters, monogram your shirts, and throw tasteful parties. […]