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Paul Krugman wins Nobel price in Economics

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 03:19 pm
@High Seas,
High Seas wrote:

Wrong, Walter, on the "peace" prize which you lumped with the science prizes.

It' s surprising to me that you wouldn't at least know the "peace" prize isn't awarded by a science academy at all.


Sorry, I was only referring to the Nobelprize organisation, which says on its website
http://i38.tinypic.com/rax5hc.jpg

The Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry are awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, according to Nobel's will:
Alfred Nobel wrote:
The prizes for physics and chemistry shall be awarded by the Swedish Academy of Sciences; that for physiological or medical works by Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm; that for literature by the Academy in Stockholm; and that for champions of peace by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting. It is my expressed wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration whatever shall be given to the nationality of the candidates, so that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.


blatham
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 09:55 am
from today or yesterday's blog....
Quote:
John Maynard Keynes is my economic idol, which is why I jumped at the chance to write the intro to the new edition of The General Theory. But I’d never heard this quote, from today’s FT:


Quote:
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.


YES!!
Thomas
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 10:42 am
@blatham,
Blatham, Krugman, and Keynes --

Thanks for my new sig line.
blatham
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 10:44 am
@Thomas,
You betcha! And let's toss in a thanks here to Hunter Thompson as well.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 12:39 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Ah, that explains it - thanks Smile
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 12:47 pm
@High Seas,
You're welcome. Wink
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High Seas
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 12:48 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Tks, Walter. More on ol' Alfred and mathematics:
http://nobelprizes.com/nobel/why_no_math.html

Quote:
..............
One of the most common -and unfounded- reasons as to why Nobel decided against a Nobel prize in math is that [a woman he proposed to/his wife/his mistress] [rejected him because of/cheated him with] a famous mathematician. Gosta Mittag-Leffler is often claimed to be the guilty party.
[............]There are more credible reasons as to why there is no Nobel prize in math. Chiefly among them is simply the fact he didn't care much for mathematics, and that it was not considered a practical science from which humanity could benefit .....


Btw, Thomas - Blatham & Keynes (sounds like a law firm) could each expect a Nobel prize in literature. Well, Blatham would qualify IF he published in some medium other than websites, as in printed matter. Krugman hardly qualifies in the literature category; besides, American authors never seem to get it nowadays.

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blatham
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 02:07 pm
I have published on MANY bathroom walls.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 02:13 pm
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

I have published on MANY bathroom walls.
indeed, our guest bath is still covered with bernie-isms.
blatham
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 06:58 pm
@dyslexia,
yet you never call
dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 06:59 pm
@blatham,
blatham wrote:

yet you never call
you have a phone?
JLNobody
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 07:58 pm
@dyslexia,
I'm very glad for Krugman, one of my heros.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 07:59 pm
@dyslexia,
Yeah, try that one with two cups and a string in between them.
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blatham
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 07:23 pm
@dyslexia,
Quote:
Re: blatham (Post 3442860)
blatham wrote:

yet you never call
you have a phone?


Yes. Check your bathroom wall. It's the number immediately below the sketch of the donkey penis.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 08:27 pm
@blatham,
That's a good one! LOL
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blatham
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 01:04 pm

And...under the heading of "Duh!"
Quote:
Greenspan told the House Oversight Committee that his belief that banks would be more prudent in their lending practices because of the need to protect their stockholders had been proven wrong by the current crisis. He called this a "mistake" in his views and said he had been shocked by that.

Greenspan said he had made a "mistake" in believing that banks in operating in their self-interest would be sufficient to protect their shareholders and the equity in their institutions.

Greenspan called this "a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works."
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2008/10/greenspan_says_flaw_in_market_1.php
Thomas
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 07:41 pm
@blatham,
http://www.hongpong.com/files/rick-louie-gambling.jpg

I am shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here.
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blatham
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 08:05 pm
Apparently, the trend of the DOW is showing a suprisingly close correlation with sales of The Fountainhead.
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blatham
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 10:19 pm
thomas

This ought to be interesting...
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 01:18 am
@Thomas,
Quote:
Sure -- and nobody is claiming that they are, or that they do.


Not explicitly.
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