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January 31, 2007

Beyond Robson

Beyond Robson looks around Vancouver.
Example: Honking on the Canada Line near 12th and Cambie.

January 30, 2007

Dean Baker on economic news

Dean Baker: business reporting is not not leftish enough.

January 27, 2007

Crunchy Con

Crunch-Con humble conservatives ? Example: Pelos movie on evangelical culture.

"Culture war" is the right's version of the left's "class war."

Politics in America is a fashion statement. Most people did not
choose their political stance based on anything so dull as, say,
reading and research. If that were the case, we'd see a lot more
diversity of taste and opinion. What we actually see are teams,
who self-identify by sporting Birks or Rush bumper stickers.
"Crunchy cons" are supposed to rock our world because they
combine identifiers from two opposing teams(!!)

In a way, I guess I am actually a little impressed that this guy
is able to express his desire to eat tasty vegetables, despite
it being unfashionable in the circles he runs in. It's sad that
this is what passes for independent thought, though.

January 26, 2007

Irving Oil has great market share in Atlantic Canada

Irving Oil in Newfoundland and Labrador: INL: open 24 hours ?

January 25, 2007

Division of Labour / group econ blog

Division of Labour econ blog finds Milton Friedman week,
with market conservative leanings.

January 24, 2007

Many Eyes interactive data visualization

Data visualization in web browser, with interaction.
New champion: IBM's Many Eyes.

Liked by JHeer and radar.oreilly.

January 23, 2007

More Mankiw

Greg Mankiw on behavioural economics.

January 21, 2007

Venn hipster, indexed Jennifer

Indexed simply illustrated
tradeoffs and groupings of life.

See also Toothpaste for Dinner.

January 20, 2007

Atrios's bookshelf

Atrios's bookshelf.
A former economist, indeed.


January 17, 2007

3 Quarks Daily


Why we lie.
tribute to Montreal.

January 16, 2007

WNYC, NPR news of NYC, NY

WNYC, NY NPR news station at 93.9 FM.

January 15, 2007

All About Alpha

AllAboutAlpha, example:
value premium, value pricing.

return = alpha + beta * (market return)

January 14, 2007

SAS proc freq /sort freq

Show the most commonly values first with PROC FREQ.

TABLES marque;

Toyota 320
Honda 200
BMW 180
Audi 115


January 13, 2007

Freeper homosexualagenda

Freeper's homosexualagenda is a (inadvertently) great source for queer news.

January 12, 2007


I Do Nothing All Day, scenery from the streets of NY.

Best of 2006 at Atom Films.

[Via Ogged Unfogged ]

January 11, 2007

Property Bytes, India

Citi is big in Indian Property.

January 10, 2007

FX UDS EU by Bond Dad

FX: US$ vs Euro, US$ collapsed 2002-2005.
Noted by Bond Dad.

January 9, 2007

Real Estate Futures / Squidoo

RE futures squido lense looks at trends in home prices.

January 8, 2007

Housing Derivatives

Housingderivatives tracks futures and options in housing prices.

January 7, 2007

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, fooled by randomness

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Fooled By Randomness (and black swans), with

Black Swan discussion: MeFi, Telergraph

January 6, 2007

BMW 335i, 328ix, but no 335ix ?

Comment on the joy of all wheel drive.

January 5, 2007

Tag Cloud

tag cloud, an lternative to zoomclouds.

January 4, 2007

Motoring News for Motorists

Motorist news.

January 3, 2007

Calendar infill 2007

2007 June 9, 13-16, 19, 21-25

2007 May 06-10, 12, 13,14, 18-23.

2007 April 10-30

2007 March 01, 08, 18, 20-23, 25, 27-31

2007 Feb 02, 05, 07, 16-20, 25, 26, 28

2007 Jan 19-20, 22, 28, 29,

January 2, 2007

FDIC Summer Outlook 2006

Historical developments in mortgage loan volume and underwriting trends.
The significance of recent market and institutional innovations in light of
historical trends, reviews mortgage loan performance trends, discusses
the role of regulation, and considers the near-term outlook for the
mortgage lending cycle.

FDIC Summer Outlook 2006 PDF.

[ Via CR ]

January 1, 2007

Y Tu Mama Tambien, a movie about two economists

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001).
Why did Alfonso Cuaron return to Mexico to make it?

Because he has something to say about Mexico, obviously,
and also because Jack Valenti and the MPAA have made it
impossible for a movie like this to be produced in America.
It is a perfect illustration of the need for a workable adult
rating: too mature, thoughtful and frank for the R, but
not in any sense pornographic.

Why do serious film people not rise up in rage and tear
down the rating system that infantilizes their work?

-- Roger Ebert.