The following were the five most viewed posts of mine this past year.
I am impressed. Two about economics, one about academics, one about sports and only one total goofball post.
Football: Stick a fork in it?
Me and LeBron's "what would the end of football look like?" piece in Grantland lives on as the horrific evidence grows.
The edited volume blues
People, you can't get something for nothing. If you are not yet where you want to be in academia, stay away from edited volumes, special issues of journals, festschrifts, and the like.
When cannons are outlawed....
Anytime I can legitimately post a Breeder's video, it's a good day. I guess I should feel bad about someone actually dying, but being taken out by a "homemade" cannonball cannot go un-mocked in my world.
Eyes wide shut
I am a big proponent of evaluating aid projects, but a bit skeptical of the grand claims sometimes made by the Randomista contingent. This paper about pseudo placebo effects in RCTs really caught my attention.
The Economy & Presidential Elections
"BHO is going to win in November DESPITE the economy, largely because Romney is a terrible candidate who is running an undisciplined, juvenile, brain-damaged campaign.
And that matters."
Thanks for indulging me and Mungo and we will endeavor to bring you even more gonzo-econo-blogging in 2013. We'll be back with more stuff.