FREAK-est Links

  1. Are world finances being run by an MIT fraternity?
  2. A Bronx high-school teacher talks about teacher cheating.
  3. Is the Mafia the biggest bank in Italy? (HT: Eric Jones)
  4. Tyler Cowen‘s new Twitter feed on food, a must-follow; our related podcast is here.
  5. Is more stress good for cops’ decision-making
  6. Is Vestas in trouble?
  7. The economics of Grant Achatz‘s restaurant Next. (HT: William Conry)
  8. How private equity is misunderstood; and, from the same newspaper, how it’s only partially misunderstood.


I never like to be the one who complains; I love the blog and particularly the link posts, but I'm equally perturbed when I follow a link that piques my interest only to be hit with a paywall. Please take that into consideration when posting links from places like WSJ or NYT.

tOM Trottier

Re the teacher cheating: For multiple choice questions, they need programs which mix and match test questions and answers so no test is the same. Or Essay questions and assignments!