Some Weekend Blog Reading

Cite this Article
Joshua D. Wright, Some Weekend Blog Reading, Truth on the Market (February 24, 2007),

Some blogging that may be of interest to TOTM readers:

  • Andrew Gelman (for it) v. Tyler Cowen (against it) on the American Economic Association’s decision to add 4 new quarterly journals.
  • Michael Giberson (Knowledge Problem) and David Fischer (Antitrust Review) on the Sirius-XM Merger, a story Keith has been covering here at TOTM.
  • VC’s Todd Zywicki on the Supreme Court’s decision in Marrama v. Citizen Bank of Massachusetts (“the Court reached the right result, but turned what should have been an easy case into a much more difficult and close case than it should have been, and in so doing, wrote an unnecessarily confused opinion”).
  • Larry Ribstein’s investiture ceremony address on markets, capitalism, Starbucks, hamsters, movies, and more (it is a very entertaining talk, check it out).  Congrats to Professor Ribstein, the new Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair.
  • Starbucks’ Chairman Howard Schulz warns of “The Commoditization of the Starbucks Experience.”
  • Robin Hanson on the backlash against evidence-based medicine.