Economics Podcast

The Fallout from 2008?

September 19th’s Indicator from Planet Money turned out not to be too surprising to me. THE INDICATOR The Psychological Effects Of The Financial Crisis, Lingering September 19, 2018 It is not only in the housing market and mortgage market where we observe these effects. Take the stock market. Financial crisis clearly affected returns to your …

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Economics OHM Politics

Continuing Tragedy in Puerto Rico? #ImpeachTrump

The catastrophe that was hurricane Irma [and hurricane Maria]’s impact on Puerto Rico has now been exacerbated by the catastrophe of American disdain for the brown-skinned, this disdain having taken the form of the sitting President of the United States. Readers of the blog will know my preferred tagline for him, but it bears repeating that …

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Architecture Economics Podcast

Lunch & Learn

BBC Business Daily, Being Watched at Work The take away from BBC Business Daily, Being Watched at Work is that studying work habits and office design yields a much better outcome for workers; so long as the watching is not obtrusive and that your employees do not feel that they are being treated as suspects in a …

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Economics HealthCare Podcast

Vilified but Charitable?

Freakonomics, The Most Vilified Industry in America Is Also the Most Charitable This episode of Freakonomics comes with a pre-made rebuttal that I was disturbed to discover that Dubner didn’t cop to at some point during the lengthy interview segments. That perfectly reasonable rebuttal takes this form; Since the pharmaceutical industry sets the value of …

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Architecture Economics

A Tale of Two Cities

I remember exactly when I first noticed it: my first year in town, wandering around the heart of the city, unwittingly crossing through Red River and Sixth Street. It was an immediate shift. Property value sank, and the sidewalks were now populated entirely with black and brown faces. Casting my gaze back west and seeing …

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