Archive for January 17th, 2014

How recent trends in labor market are bidding goodbye to Dilbert comic strip..

January 17, 2014

Never really thought about it as have never really read Dilbert diligently.

K@W points how  recent trends on labor markets of temporary workers and shorter work hours is kind of making Dilbert out of sync with today’s times:

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The Entrepreneurs Who Invented Economic Forecasting..

January 17, 2014

Prof. Walter A. Friedman of HBS has written this book which should make a great reading. He looks at how economic forecasting as a discipline developed over the years.

HBSWK runs an interview of Prof. Friedman.

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Do video games lead to less studies? Case from Japan..

January 17, 2014

Tomohiko Inui, Ryoji Matsuoka and Makiko Nakamuro at voxeu point lessons from their recent experiment on the topic. 

It seems video games do have an impact on Japanese children as they have less time for studies. But this is marginal. What matters more is whether Parents are involved during studies:

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A Tale of Two Mayors—and Two Exits..

January 17, 2014

Paul Starobin writes this article in City Journal explaining the case of these two Mayors – Thomas Menino (of Boston) and Michael Bloomberg (of NY).

Despite doing similar kind of work, both got different exit receptions. Where Menino was celebrated, Bloomberg was more muted.

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