Oh boy

Canadians prefer bacon to sex: via digg

I am amazed,

how many clueless people can comment on economics and finance. And how irrelevant any serious empirical evidence is to them.  Most people simply don’t know what they are talking about when they leave their area of expertise.  Sadly.

I am for the old logo myself

TheStar.com | Sports | Leafs fans petition for return of old-school logo

I knew it :)

Study finds beer not linked to beer belly | World News | News.com.au

There is nothing more fun in research

than starting on a new problem, because then it is all potential and new things to figure out.

Dividing up ideas/projects

I have done research with unique datasets.  Often with such samples, there are many different questions you can ask.  I have had very little success taking the dataset and simultaneously working on multiple problems, instead I find working serially more productive.  There aren’t many times I have seen ‘splitting up’ samples or ideas end up working well.

My impression is that isn’t true in other fields, such as those with big labs.  I wonder what the difference is?

How much do the rules

protect the cheaters, and how much do the rules protect the non-cheaters from the cheaters?

What’s exogenous here?

Felix Salmon » Blog Archive » Adventures in causality, WSJ edition | Blogs |

There is little private information

that does not get out in the end.

This is why I believe in ‘no-arbitrage’ asset pricing as the baseline:

How to earn airmiles with limited cost.

View from the Wing » Blog Archive » Buying Money With Your Credit Card to Earn Miles

No-arbitrage asset pricing teaches us to look for the limits to arbitrage when we find a ‘money machine.’