economics

The Really Intractable Thing: North Korea, Climate Change, and Why We’re Failing

Over at The Week, a depressing piece on the horrors up North, titled "North Korea isn't Nazi Germany — in…

Observations on South Korea

Tyler Cowen (at Marginal Revolution) linked an interesting and pertinent article on the cultural dimension of development and "success" in South…

The Mathematics of Happiness

Over on Huffington Post, a recent piece got a lot of attention--at least, if the number of times it came…

Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation by Michael Zielenziger

The first 120 or so pages of Shutting Out the Sun (2006) are fascinating, and indeed, Zielenziger's portrayal of a number…

Movetoamend

I've been thinking a lot of these things since the early 90s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M54Z-Bzgcw I'm obviously not the only one. This…