Economic systems explained using two cows. As my friend said to me, “At first I was like this is boring, but then I was like this is awesome.” I especially appreciated the panel on Greece.

“Here’s the latest plan to control brown tree snake population in Guam: Dead mice laced with painkillers will be attached to little parachutes, dropped from helicopters. Then, if all goes well, the snakes will eat the mice and die.” Read the story here.

Economist Timothy Taylor explains Claudio Borio’s theory of the financial cycle.

“Safe injection sites are drawing druggies away from stairs and squares.”

Another reason to go to Stern: terrific interview with the Dean, Peter Henry (HT: Marginal Revolution).


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