Heuristics

Tyler Cowen “offers confirmation”:http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2004/01/how_good_is_cho.html that a wealth of choice can over­whelm actio...

Doubtful threat

The Direc­tor gen­er­al of WTO is report­ed­ly threat­en­ing Ambas­sadors in Gene­va with direct action. bq. Supachai Pan­itch­pak­di, direc­tor-gen­er­al of th...

Australia Day

Patri­o­tism is dif­fi­cult in a coun­try that can­not decide, even after a hun­dred years of con­sti­tu­tion­al gov­ern­ment, to break its ties to a for­eign m...

India-Brazil-South Africa

An “interview()”:http://www.lexpress.mu/display_article.php?news_id=10397 in L’Express (Mau­ri­tius) with the Indi­an for­eign min­is­ter in which he describes ...

Mars

Should we be more sur­prised to find some ancient evi­dence of liv­ing organ­isms on Mars or not to find such evi­dence? There has been a lot of debate about th...

Stuck

The final round of the US-Aus­tralia free trade agree­ment nego­ti­a­tions restart tomor­row in Wash­ing­ton with the nego­ti­at­ing teams now lead by Cab­i­net...