As you may or may not know, I am a vegetarian. As a result, occasionally I talk myself into needing more protein. To do this I eat cashews, which I think are actually just mainly fat, but are very yummy. Anyways, I went along to the supermarket and purchased a small number of cashews. The […]
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Hi all. Good to see people commenting on re-thinking interest rate policy here, I am going to give it another day for people to make comments (as I am waiting for some specific people) and then I’ll start writing things up on the weekend – so if there is anything you want to add, go […]
In its eternal quest to “not be evil” Google has decided to take on one of the banes of man – himself, and his time-inconsistency. It is doing this by introducing a new service to gmail. You can set up this service to significantly increase the transaction cost associated with sending an email when you […]
Eric Crampton points out that the RBNZ seems quite inconsistent at the moment. Now I have a high level of respect for our central bank, but Crampton is completely right. How are they inconsistent? They complained that retail banks aren’t cutting interest rates far enough, then they stated that they think household’s need to save […]
There were a bunch of excellent comments on yesterday’s food post. I thought I could answer them by adding a bit of clarity here.
Offsetting recently posted about a tweet by Gareth Morgan on eating and control, including a reply I popped up. Essentially, Gareth’s tweet implied that the way individuals make choices indicates we have no choice over how much they eat. I disagreed talking about precommitment – he stated I assumed perfect information, which is both a […]