The Problem of Economic Autor-ity

I’ll never apologize for tasteless puns. But for the record, even I thought this pun was a bad one. It’s a mix of Michael Huemer’s The Problem of Political Authority (a wonderful book I’ve reviewed on C4SS here and here) and the subject of today’s article: economist Michael Autor. More specifically, Autor’s recent thoughts from a TED talk he did…

Smartphones and Slacking

I’ve been traveling off and on for the past month and I’ve noticed something pretty distinctive. If you know about malls or plazas where there are a lot of different stores you might notice kiosk vendors. Usually these vendors have a product that their selling or their offering some sort of niche service. Maybe they…