Life in rural China

This is the most fascinating and engaging writing I've seen on the web in a long time. It's a translation of several blog posts by a Shanghai resident, Xiao...

Business and precaution

The difference between private and public reaction to uncertainty (as opposed to risk) is that firms aren't tempted to take outlandish steps in the name of the ...

Micro-macro

Tim Harford—discussing the dissing of macro—quotes P J O'Rouke: "[M]icroeconomics concerns things that economists are specifically wrong about, whi...

Jackassery

< p>The NYT's columnist, David Brooks, moves to the bottom of the Dunciad for his End of Philosophy 'opinion' piece in which he manages to make an <...

Pumpkin Eater

This one goes to the top of the list. B&W, 1964, Anna Maria Italiano dressed in (mostly) awful outfits. The men are—even by standards of the '60s&#...