I have written about Kodak before and its failure to adapt to the disruption caused by its own invention and this piece by Kenny Suleimanagich is a neat little synopsis of how it all went wrong. See also Adapt by Tim Harford.Details
I always find it remarkable that so much public policy is generated with at best a modicum of half arsed evidence or at worst no evidence at all. To me austerity seems to fall into the latter camp of no evidence at all. There seems to be very little evidence for the majority of economic…Details
The rest of the series can be found here The Ricky Gervais episode from Season One is my favourite.
And time for a musical interlude….. Rodrigo Y Gabriela plays Pink Floyd’s – Wish you were here at Glastonbury 2007 Brilliant cover version of Voodoo Chilli by a Korean musician who is not that retard Psy (aka 2013’s Macarena) If you are not old enough to remember either of these two then I pity you…..Details
Why am I reminded of the expression that you cannot take the South out of the Southerner. As always seems to be the case the evidence doest fit with the anecdote. See here and here There is a lot more going on than women simply not being able to do it because they have babies.Details
Apparently, this was a topic for discussion among for attendees at a symposium on the sustainability of retirement in the US. I kid thee not…. At a recent University of Pennsylvania symposium on the future of the retirement system, Hodgson raised just that possibility — the risk of a malevolent alien invasion. (Imagine the Capitol-zapping invaders…Details