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And the battle rages on … Paul Krugman  responded in Sunday’s New York Times to an accusation by Chris Giles of the  Financial Times, that conclusions presented in Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century are not supported by the data. Krugman asserts that Giles is misunderstanding (misrepresenting?) the nature of the data and the arguments involved. While Krugman takes pains not […]
In 1714 the British government passed the Longitude Act, which offered a prize to anyone who could find a way to accurately determine a ship’s longitude. The longitude problem caused many wrecks, loss of life, and a huge impact on trade and the economy, so the prize was large 20,000 pounds, $3.5 million by today’s standards. […]