Every day we hear reports of new scientific discoveries regarding what’s good for us, what’s bad for us and what could affect us well into the future. The reason these stories are given such credence in the media is an intrinsic trust the public holds for such scientific statements. In the August 29 issue . . . → Read More: Are Cell Phones Really Dangerous for Your Health?
It would be (or maybe is?) an interesting and informative exercise to poll existing undergraduate economic students whether they consider themselves “Homo economicus.”
A second part of the study could be completed with graduate students, about to embark with a plethora of knowledge of economics, ready to face the “real world” of jobs in . . . → Read More: Dominant Economic Views in Western Society, Part II
Ever since Bill Clinton remarked, “It’s the economy, stupid!” the phrase has become a prominent part of the American political lexicon. This time around, we hear it all the time mouthed by pundits, and yet, watching the avalanche of political ads from where I live (in Michigan, a battleground state), it seems to me . . . → Read More: Election Issues: Is It Really the Economy, Stupid?