An associate of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Edward Prescott has won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Also seen, and good commentary by a non Nobel prize economics maven, Brad De Long.
The building here, by the way, is covered inside with decorations celebrating the prize. And it got a mention at a meeting I attended today. People are really jazzed about it on an otherwise dreary looking day.
From a computer game, no, less, one of the best Strategy games ever to grace a computer.
No, not Civilization, but close: Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri:
Think about this quote in terms, of, say, the Patriot Act or the slant of voices in the media against dissent. Or government controls of the Internet in China. And so forth. Read, and be vigilant. Especially the last line.
An old fashioned win for the Giants over the Packers yesterday.
Even though the Giants missed three field goals–the wind was really bad, and the placekicker was incompetent at best–missing all of them the exact same way. And a key interception at the goal line kept the Giants scoreless in the first half even though they had dominated in every other respect. Tiki didn’t fumble, ran hard, and the Giants played good defense. I can’t really fault them for biting on Brett’s TD pass. I never saw it coming either.
At 3-1, my Giants are in far better shape than I could have hoped. At 1-3, Green Bay is in turmoil, Brett injured in a second consecutive game.
And the Jest are 3-0. Football seasons are always surprising. Always.
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