Dear Daisy, on the fault in our stars.

Dear diary, please let me call you Daisy. I like 2 syllable names and it sounds rather close to your identity (as a diary). You may call me Ernie – Everyone calls me Ernie – What’s started off as a convenient habit has evolved into a matter of convention and I rather like the idea of how disposable an English name is? I rather fancy the thought of calling yourself by a name that is…

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Ernie Productions presents… The Hungry Economics of Witch Killings

The question is this: Why do families suddenly realise that a grandmother whom they had been living with is actually a witch? Indeed, why do such realisations typically hit when food is in short supply? What is the link/similarity between this and the witch trials of renaissance Europe?… Do superstition and discrimination against women explain it all? When we were instructed to make an audio slideshow on the topic of “hunger”, the economics major that…

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The Hungry Economics of Witch Killings

Synopsis: “The economics of poverty is often poor economics,” so said Esther Duflo, an economist widely touted to be a budding Nobel prize contender. Motivated by a love of my favourite science and a desire to tell stories better, this video of <4 minutes attempts to weave 61 pages of research material into a tale of food shortage and murder intrigue – of unconventional wisdom offered by the economical perspective. While not every single detail…

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The travelling economist

When More Choice Leads to Less Happiness By all reason and logic, I should be happy. Yet emotively, I was having an internal tug of war. I was in turmoil, my heart split and torn up into various Israeli quarters of Jewish or Muslim significance… In my attempt to map out a probabilistic decision tree with Amsterdam and India as the main branches, visions of how gay and flamboyant a life I may lead, neon…

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Can the gay science (economics) save China?

It’s easy to forget that poverty had been seen as destiny, rather than as a condition that may be ameliorated if not rendered obsolete altogether only until recent memory (Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius). Certainly, the political economy of Malthus left little to desire for the masses, arguing that “nine Parts in ten of the whole Race of Mankind drudge through life” and are condemned to lives of abject deprivation. No sooner had wages…

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Thoughts on Interactive Multimedia Journalism

During my time in the Great Firewall of China, I had turned my thoughts to the increasing decentralisation of power and information, and technology’s complicit role in these developments. I find myself increasing intrigued by the implications of what some would call citizenship journalism for political systems. Beyond politics, the cult of the amateur and new trends in crowdsourcing are also breaking much waves in the business community. While it is only typical of people in every…

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旅行还是流浪之 让我用心把你留下来

离开嘛,对我而言从来都是拍拍屁股就走,换个地方继续逍遥的事儿。是没心没肺也好,潇洒也罢;俺就是从来不做没有意义的事儿。怎么说我都是学经济的,坚决不浪费精力情绪、对不?想了解我的世界,必须从基础经济学说起。经济101,这世界——神马都是有限的。有了这认知,咱们手边最迫切的课题就是如何让有限的资源发挥最大的效益。钦此。

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旅行还是流浪之 身躯是用来相爱的

你若是江南那采莲的女子,我必定是那岸边静默的柳,以一种穿越时间的姿势在你身上投射了一道道思慕的影子。无声无息。 你若是那赶集的牧童,我必定是你路经过的树,我存在只为了偶尔能让你遮风避雨。那撑起枝干的该是勇气。

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旅行还是流浪之 父亲节没有父亲

最矮最好看的那个就是我陈某人的爹啦,其优良的基因完全遗传了下来。:D 父亲节没有父亲是怎么一个概念,在一个陌生的城市边行走边惶恐又是为何。电话里的母亲听起来很脆弱,可是我不晓得还有多少个方式可以换着说:妈你有你的世界价值观,我有我的人生。我的人生观就是就算全世界都说我错了我也不能原谅自己欺骗自己。因为我觉得爱情比虚伪更珍贵、诚实比附和更值得体会。 我活着,在一个个断层的夹缝中找乐子。

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