I suggest you go give them a read if you haven’t already 😉
Note: Looks like this accidentally turned into a link post …
Note this is good. Real good. The sheep analogy is one of the banes of my life … it gets whipped out whenever someone wants to make a social claim but not actually defend it 😉
And this post where a physicist discusses economics saying what “scientists” would look at with inequality. That is fine, his description of what a scientist would do looks like an oversimplified view of what economists already do so that is all gravy 😉
Krugman makes a good point about negative labour supply effects. Something that increases labour supply does not necessarily increase welfare/satisfaction etc etc, the fact the two often get mixed up has vexed me for a long time. Krugman is also very right here when he discusses the return of “macroeconomic popularism” – the effect of policy is a harder question than many people give it credit for!
Marginal Revolution touches on income volatility for high income earners.
I heard that I was in this Radio NZ report. Hopefully I didn’t say anything too inflammatory – I save that for when I’m blogging.