Tag Archives: Heaton

EconPop – The Economics of It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s that time of year — time for Andrew Heaton to peel back the onion on the economics of one of my wife’s favorite films.

Heaton & The Economics of the Dallas Buyer’s Club

Good friend, former roommate, and all around good guy Andrew Heaton hosts the new show EconPop. Check it out:

At least he cleaned my sink

My new room mate has too much free time on his hands. Please, somebody, offer him a job where he can put this creativity to productive uses — other than cleaning my bathroom for me.

Friday Funday Links

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Department of Internet Money: Charlie Bit Me has made 500k since 2007]

Boudreaux: Your daily Krugman rebuttal

Telegraph: Parents of murdered British students criticise Barack Obama

Thank Mattel for this craziness

Markets in Everything: Twitter toilet paper

Landsburg: And the winner is….

DocLawrence: Rooting for Laundry Counterfactual

Can I get this for the zombie apocalypse?

Heaton: Morning people

NakedDC: Obama has the worst pinterest page ever

Do something good this Friday, and vote for a friend of my friend to get free wedding stuff

Gif of the day (h/t Heaton):

Awesome student election posters

Kyl: Individual wealth, freedom products of U.S. capitalism

Atlantic: Obsolete law — the solutions

The Virginia DMV has an Android App now

Unions really care about the working man

The winner of my “What would you do if you won Mega Millions” contest is Cooper Smith:

I‎’d buy like 4 Wendy’s and turn ’em from losers into SOLID GOLD. I’d restore the old buffet biznass and revitalize the classic bold flavors that Dave would be proud of…make sure them burgers were on point. THEN. Then. I’d buy a SHITLOAD of bouncy castles. Sadly, this is the best answer you’ve gotten. Student loans and whatnot is a total heart smile, but give me an effing break. That’s how Joe The Plumber would pledge to spend his winnings. Imagine me with a fleet of baller ass Wendy’s and like 800 bouncy castles. Do you even KNOW what I”d do with that many bouncy castles?! NEITHER DO I. Best believe it’d be off the hook, though. MIC DROP

UNEWS: SLU community gathers around basketball team

RCP: Obama: “You’re On Your Own” Economics Doesn’t Work

Wealth of Nations Friday Links


Today, in 1776, Adam Smith published “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” which you can own for free if you have a kindle!

“Every man lives by exchanging.”― Adam Smith

NPR: How Do You Ship A Horse To The London Olympics? Carefully, And Via FedEx

MOSportsMag: Billikens Face La Salle in A-10 Quarterfinals

STLToday: SLU in good position to reach NCAA Tournament

ClotureClub: March Madness

WSJ: FBI’s ‘Sabu’ Hacker Was a Model Informant (Except maybe when he went all Ali G.)

NewsNet5: Taco Bell introduces Doritos taco shell

Letters of Note: Scientifically Yours,

Heaton: Acknowledging Problems on Facebook

Fiscal Times: Who Is Rich These Days? The Income Gap Myth

Reason: The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Writing About Pickup Artists as Hate Groups (These people have been nuts for some time.)

Atlantic Wire: Facebook Co-Founder Buys The New Republic

Rep. Cooper: Outdated laws and subsidies — how did it get so bad?

NYTimes: A smug education?

Onion: College Graduates Making 8% to 11% Less

TimesUnion: Any way you slice it, state’s fine takes a bite

Lifehacker: How to Turn a Lottery Ticket into a Good Bet

My friend Bobby sent me $5 for a beer tonight via Tweet a Beer

Rep. Chaffetz Drumming it up


Walking Dead Alternate Intro

Remy: Cough Drops-The Mandate (feat. Sandra Fluke)



Down goes Temple!

State Farm has really stepped up their ad game #Cavs

Birbigs: IFC nabs Sundance pic ‘Sleepwalk With Me’

TechPrez: A Political Geek’s Guide To South by Southwest

The Atlantic: Host

Stanford Law Review: Physical and Regulatory Takings: One Distinction Too Many

WSJ: Legal War Over NYC Rent Regulations