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The Rational Post



A collection of essays and articles on the science of everyday life



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An Unforgiving Day

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:50:13 +0000

This past weekend was a painful reminder that blood still runs think in humanity's borderlands.

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Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:20:32 +0000

One could easily mistake this for a modern essay on the virtues of a balanced life and the perils of unbridled greed.

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Divided We Fall: The Dangerous State of Partisan Politics

Sun, 11 Nov 2012 02:41:53 +0000

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.

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RIM and the Curse of Success

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:14:10 +0000

The Blackberry-maker’s biggest failure is not learning from its failures.

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the great recession: act iii

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 04:04:59 +0000

The world of finance hails the invention of the wheel over and over again, often in a slightly more unstable version.

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the foreclosure mess

Sat, 16 Oct 2010 15:58:54 +0000

A timely and frightening exploration of the causes and consequences of the emerging foreclosure mess.

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in like a lion, out like a lamb?

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:51:21 +0000

Students of behavioral finance had a field day this past week.

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the great recession: act ii

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:55:54 +0000

At issue is an age old debate between two economic philosophies: stimulus as a life vest versus stimulus as a straitjacket.

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behavioral bias

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 01:46:49 +0000

Evidence continues to mount that established models of rational decision-making are dangerously out of date.

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oil slick = euro trick

Sat, 15 May 2010 01:15:35 +0000

Stopping the spread of financial contagion is deceptively similar to plugging a ruptured deep-sea oil well.

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a dose of reality

Wed, 05 May 2010 15:06:39 +0000

Armies of bulls and bears are camped out on either side of the great debate over the future of the global economy.

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failure by design

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 03:22:42 +0000

Modern politicians, businesspeople and academics are once again questioning both the failures of free markets and the failures of government.

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turning a new leaf?

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 20:56:52 +0000

Greenspan casts a surprising shot across the bow of modern banking giants who have grown a little too comfortable with their bailout blanket and artificially low interest rates.

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complexity and collapse

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:29:56 +0000

America is just as vulnerable to collapse as the many great civilizations that preceded it -- maybe even more so given the increasing complexity of our modern global economy.

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market makers

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:38:26 +0000

A primer on the unique roles that banks and capital markets play in the efficient (and sometimes painfully inefficient) functioning of of modern society.

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