Thursday, 21 September 2017

Around the Traps 22/9/18

It is time for Around the Traps again.

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie,Oy,Oy,Oy

Northern America
Europe
Asia
Wonk
General
Climate
Andrew General (mainly stats)
Genial Dave Giles ( econometrics)
Dianne Coyle (quirky + reviews)
Vox wonk

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Bigotry live on the radio

Richard Glover does the drive time show on the old 2BL for the ABC.
He is a pretty likable bloke. He is for the same same marriage but likes to hear all views.
Go hear him interview an employer who sacked a contractor for saying on facebook it is all right to say no. It starts around the 2 hour mark.
She says the contractor was a homophobe and what she said was hate speech!

Richard is non plussed at her actions. He attempts to get a rational reason out of her for her actions. He doesn't, Indeed she in the end hands up on him.

It is bigotry live on the radio!

Are Climate models running too hot?

Ed Hawkins has a short but informative article on the above topic.

Highly recommended

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Europe did way too much fiscal consolidation

Via the Marvellous Mark Thoma Brad Setser writes an article where he is highly critical of fiscal policy in Europe around 2012.

He actually uses material from Banque De France. Let us hope officials in Europe have done some reflection and learnt the lessons of poof fiscal policy!

This is very difficult for fans of classical economics. They clearly adopted contractionary fiscal policies whilst still having deficits. They always think deficits equals stimulus! Our mate Katesy and the rest of the economic geniuses at Catallaxy all thought Europe adopted expansionary fiscal policies when they were clearly contractionary!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Parking in the Suburbs

I live at Eastwood and it has a train station so we get a lot of cars parking from people who use the train. What a lot of people have done is to put in white lines to show people where they can park their cars. At least two families have been parked in by people parking in their drive ways!
I recently put in lines as cars park in our space now. The lines show that essentially only a motor bike can park there.

Despite this A large car parked in the area yesterday going well over the painted white lines. The driver blatantly ignored the white lines.

I can now understand how on walking back home I observe cars parked well over the white lines and into the driveway having flat tyres!!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Around the Traps 15/9/17

It is time again for around the traps.

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie,Oy,Oy,Oy
Northern America
Europe
Asia
Wonk
General
Climate
Andrew Gelman (mainly stats)
Genial Dave Giles (econometrics)
Dianne Coyle (quirky + book reviews)
Vox wonk