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Can the Bitcoin be Money at a National Scale?
May 25, 2016, 12:50a - Economics
I was at a neuroscience conference (SFN), and instead of absorbing some of the fresh science compressed into the San Diego Convention Center, my mind was elsewhere. By the third day I had had enough, so I just started walking and ended up in Little Italy.

It was November 2013, and the media had declared Bitcoin a Category 2 tropical ... more »

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Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin
Mar 19, 2016, 10:34p - Book Notes - Economics
It has been a very long time since I last wrote a Book Notes entry (in fact, the last one was in 2007). During PhD grad school (2007-2015), I didn't write any Book Notes because I barely read books, as journal articles fully absorbed my attention. Now that grad school is finished, we've finished our move from Boston to Oakland, ... more »

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Synopsis: Charles Wheelan - Naked Economics
Dec 4, 2003, 10:45p - Book Notes - Economics
Charles Wheelan - Naked Economics

* Free international trade can improve the standard of living of the trading countries

* Assumption #1: Individuals act to make themselves as well off as possible. However, maximizing utility is not the same as living selfishly

* Assumption #2: Firms attempt to maximize profits

* Concern for the environment is a luxury good

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