Extra Credit, Bonus Edition

Economics is funny: Cowen vs Rodrik. Related: Summers.

Recession? It Doesn’t Add Up: "When the government prints its estimate of first-quarter GDP next Wednesday, it’s highly unlikely the number will be negative… with the government’s tax rebate checks getting into Americans’ hands next month, most economists had previously considered that to be enough of a stimulus to keep GDP in positive territory during the second quarter."

Kernels From AAA Show Ethanol’s Costs To Drivers: Yet another downside to ethanol.

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus: All the time that’s ever been put into Wikipedia is roughly the amount of time spent looking at TV ads in one weekend.

“What business is that of yours, friendo?” One of the weirdest earnings presentations ever. This really is one of the slides.


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