Monthly Archives: December 2008

What Caused the 2005-2006 Housing Bubble?

In the metro areas that had huge crashes (greater than twenty percent of the maximal value), there was a huge spike in home prices from 2005-2006, while, in metro areas that haven’t crashed, there was no 2005-2006 spike. Huh?
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Posted in Big Shitpile, Economics, Housing | 9 Comments

Jon Swift’s Best Blog Posts of 2008…

nominated by bloggers themselves.
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Posted in Bloggity Blog | 7 Comments

Driftglass on the Age of Bush and…

We need to remember precisely whose fault the last eight years have been–and that includes the enablers like Sullivan.
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The Mad Biologist’s Guide to Blogging

Does the Mad Biologist follow the advice given by big-time bloggers?
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Posted in Bloggity Blog | 12 Comments

The Great Divide in the U.S.: Those Who Can ‘Do Over’ and Those Who Can’t

You can’t always have it all (which sadly is news to some).
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Posted in Ethics | 9 Comments

The Death of Monetary Policy and the Need for Less Income Inequality

At its core, the financial crisis is a wage crisis, not a monetary one.
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Posted in Economics | 7 Comments

Nice Conflict of Interest You Got There: The Laura Tyson Edition

On being a Berkeley professor versus a paid board member of Morgan Stanley.
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Posted in Bidness, Big Shitpile, Ethics, Experts | 12 Comments

Nice Rebuttal of Pop Evolutionary Psychology

Four pretty good reasons.
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Posted in Evolution | 3 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Gut Yontif.
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Posted in Gut Yontif | 8 Comments

Can Anyone Tell Me What Was Wrong With ERV’s Original Post?

Lost in the entire kerfuffle over whether or not science journalists are wackaloon idiot f-cknozzles is the question of why Johnson was bashing ERV in the first place. ERV was right.
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Posted in Bloggity Blog, News Media | 10 Comments