Archive for March 28th, 2012

Within-city Variation in Urban Decline: The Case of Detroit

March 28, 2012

A nice paper on Detroit’s decline. Does the whole city decline or some parts decline more than others? If it is latter case, which parts decline more and why?

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Economics and lack of morality

March 28, 2012

I really did not know how to title the post based on this superb interview. It is of this Czech economist Tomas Sedlacek who just at the age of 35 is creating waves. He has already been advisor to ex-Czech President Vaclav Havel. He has written what looks like a must read book – Economics of Good and Evil.

The interviewer titles it as ‘Greed is the Beginning of Everything’, though one of the central message of Tomas is  ‘Greed marks the end of everything.’ He connects so many things to economics – Bible, Adam and Eve, Greek mythology etc etc. The views might sound extreme but is quite enjoyable to read his thoughts.

Sample this on greed:

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