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But names will never hurt me

February 11, 2009

There is a fascinating debate raging right now among the world's most prominent economists, who are kicking and screaming at each other across newspaper columns, interviews, and their personal blogs. The diatribe was ignited by this January 22 opinion in the WSJ by the esteemed Robert Barro, whose class I was fortunate enough to attend one […]

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Concession you can Xerox?

February 22, 2008

Aside from Hillary's obvious "Xerox" gaffe in last night's debate I found her closing remark intriguing. Not only did it follow an obvious dodge of the final question, but those same words in any other setting would form the heart of a concession speech. And that's where it gets much more interesting. Let's go to the […]

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