Working in restaurants, sweet talk paid my rent. Sweet talk ensured a good dining experience despite the $200 bottle of wine. It was particularly lucrative when the sweet talk was so good they opted for a second bottle. Or, that five-star dessert adding another $50 to the check. Sweet talk wasn’t only directed at customers. … Continue reading Let Me Sweet Talk You Into Reading This
Recently a friend and I were ranking creepiest love songs. The beautiful, but haunting “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley was mentioned as a runner-up. I suggested that really anything by the ever-angsty Death Cab for Cutie qualified. But we ended up agreeing that “Every Breath You Take” by the Police takes the cake. He may only … Continue reading Every Breath You Take: Smith’s Creepy, Yet Impartial Spectator
Do you sometimes talk to your economist friends and they say something that leaves you scratching your head? Maybe you feel like you’ll never understand the words coming out of those econ nerds' mouths. Don’t worry, we have the solution! Below we have provided some helpful translations, so you too can throw around confusing jargon … Continue reading Sh*t Economists Say Part 2
Alex: No! I was right! ….A year ahead of time. Clearly, I was just predicting the future. Paul Romer is a Nobel Laureate for “integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.” Remember when I talked about the impact of innovations in South Korea in our 2017 predictions? How they were on the cutting edge with … Continue reading We Got It Wrong: Paul Romer and William Nordhaus share the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics.