What do Bill Clinton, Murray Gell-Mann, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Emily Oster have in common?

They are all speakers at the TED conference which is being held this week in Monterey, California.

As I have written before, TED is perhaps the single most interesting way that a smart and curious person could spend a week.

This is the first time Emily Oster, who is a Becker Fellow here at U of C, will be on the big stage. Let’s hope she blows them away. She certainly has the ideas to do so.


stuart

I met Murray last year. He is such a charming Gent. His car has "QUARKS" as a license plate.

Tickled me!

volterra

Oster's studies start from the hypothesis that HIV causes AIDS. But there's no scientific proof of that as stated by Peter Duesberg. In that case Oster's work has little value.

RandyfromCanada

Please she may speak well and they will politely clap , and say yes we must help , wifes will tell husbnads write a check tommorrow at the office and the men wil nod
than the AMERICAN audience will go get into their BMW's {event sponser} and go out to a party or something else VERY expensive .
But will they discuss "Aids" or will they talk about what SWeet Billy Clinton or Kareem spoke on ...willing to bet Billy & Kareem conversation happens more that not .
Oh yea a few husbands will write a check the next day but honestly EVERYONE well aware of the problem {africa and aids} and the American attitude seems to be , look we are helping you there so please don't come here !

bigred93

Randy,

Please take your meds.

Thanks!

Razela

You forgot James Randi will be there speaking as well.

unroyal

Emily Oster is a great economist.

stuart

I met Murray last year. He is such a charming Gent. His car has "QUARKS" as a license plate.

Tickled me!

volterra

Oster's studies start from the hypothesis that HIV causes AIDS. But there's no scientific proof of that as stated by Peter Duesberg. In that case Oster's work has little value.

RandyfromCanada

Please she may speak well and they will politely clap , and say yes we must help , wifes will tell husbnads write a check tommorrow at the office and the men wil nod
than the AMERICAN audience will go get into their BMW's {event sponser} and go out to a party or something else VERY expensive .
But will they discuss "Aids" or will they talk about what SWeet Billy Clinton or Kareem spoke on ...willing to bet Billy & Kareem conversation happens more that not .
Oh yea a few husbands will write a check the next day but honestly EVERYONE well aware of the problem {africa and aids} and the American attitude seems to be , look we are helping you there so please don't come here !

bigred93

Randy,

Please take your meds.

Thanks!

Razela

You forgot James Randi will be there speaking as well.

unroyal

Emily Oster is a great economist.