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David Blanchflower: We're now in deflation and sorry, but it's not good news

independent.co.uk – May 25 – It is official. The UK is in deflation. On Tuesday the Office for National Statistics confirmed that the CPI was minus 0.1 per cent, which means that prices are falling. Of course that is different from when the inflation rate falls from…
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In Busy Silicon Valley, Protein Powder Is in Demand

nytimes.com Brian X. Chen (@bxchen) – May 24 – SAN FRANCISCO — Every night, the software developer Aaron Melocik follows a precise food routine. He blends together half a gallon of water, three and a half tablespoons of macadamia nut oil and a 16-ounce bag of powder called Schmoylent.
Leo Polovets RT @StartupLJackson: There's a point at which more work doesn't make more startup. That point is well before no-time-for-food territory. t.co/USi5vmFBOA
Frank Chen RT @soylent: The @nytimes technology reporter @bxchen has written a great article about Soylent and the powderedfood market t.co/UvfTPpLsgo
Sian Morson RT @StartupLJackson: There's a point at which more work doesn't make more startup. That point is well before no-time-for-food territory. t.co/USi5vmFBOA
Chetan Chawla RT @StartupLJackson: There's a point at which more work doesn't make more startup. That point is well before no-time-for-food territory. t.co/USi5vmFBOA
Danielle Morrill RT @benwerd: I really love to cook, and I think these engineers are missing something important by not. t.co/YM3CyMAtd2
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Fusion Media Aims at Millennials, but Struggles to Find Its Identity

nytimes.com – Ravi Somaiya – May 24 – In 2011, when Isaac Lee, president of news for Univision, set out to persuade his company and Disney to back Fusion, a digital news service and cable channel he wanted to start, he promised nothing less than the holy grail: young viewers for the…
sonal chokshi RT @ashleymayer: definition of millennials "a huge number of Americans who sometimes seem united only in the dreams of marketers" t.co/LmCEivB2x1
Ashley Mayer definition of millennials "a huge number of Americans who sometimes seem united only in the dreams of marketers" t.co/LmCEivB2x1
Kyle Pope "I know exactly what I'm doing," says @ThisIsFusion CEO, in a line he may come to regret t.co/WTyjtY3e2B
Ben Smith RT @tomgara: Millennials: "a huge number of Americans who sometimes seem united only in the dreams of marketers" t.co/oH67QzvXyU
Tom Gara Millennials: "a huge number of Americans who sometimes seem united only in the dreams of marketers" t.co/oH67QzvXyU
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Urban Blight Comes to the West Village

The New Yorker – Tim Wu – May 24, 4:23 AM – At the end of this month, the House of Cards & Curiosities, on Eighth Avenue, just south of Jane Street, in the West Village, will close its doors after more than twenty years in business. It was, admittedly, not a store whose economic logic was…
david reeves The strange case of successful neighborhoods breeding vacant storefronts: t.co/zAo83KNsGn lessons for #caphill? @jseattle
Mary Childs RT @MattZeitlin: Jane Jacobs Hudson Street house is a real estate brokerage as the model urban neighborhood is gutted by high rents t.co/1Jk8W0wdpl
Steve Silberman "High-rent blight" comes to the West Village, once one of the healthiest neighborhoods in the world. t.co/eDiqjVdnsK
adrian wooldridge RT @TimothyNoah1: Tim Wu: "High-rent blight" is killing Jane Jacobs's West Village, and maybe urban economies in general. t.co/e0r49Gf7QL
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John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86

nytimes.com Erica Goode (@egoode) – May 24 – John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a…
John Hagel RIP, John Nash, a beautiful mind who lived on the edge and died in a car crash this weekend with his wife t.co/FrguyIErWP
Roger Ehrenberg John F. Nash Jr., Math Genius Defined by a 'Beautiful Mind,' Dies at 86 t.co/N8kyxGB61H Beautiful contributions to math&econ live on
Amit Paranjape RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for John Nash, Nobel winner and the subject of "A Beautiful Mind" t.co/FYehaqkjXo t.co/A81moRIZ1R
Haidi Lun 伦海迪 RT @nytimes: The NYT obituary for John Nash, Nobel winner and the subject of "A Beautiful Mind" t.co/FYehaqkjXo t.co/A81moRIZ1R
Valdis Krebs RT @fantimpromptu: Beautiful New York Times obituary to John F. Nash Jr. t.co/ZgpOSmZrwL
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Hanergy secured $200m loan ahead of solar group stock tumble

FT.com – May 24, 6:21 PM – Li Hejun, chairman and founder of Hanergy Group, the world's biggest solar company by market capitalisation In 2011, China announced a drive to develop environmentally friendly energy technologies, including solar Hanergy Thin Film Power has…
SoberLook.com Hanergy secured $200m loan ahead of solar group stock tumble - t.co/2f5LpGJ6pZ
Lady FOHF RT @FT: Our big story from Asia - Hanergy secured $200m loan ahead of solar group stock tumble t.co/DItfWQDNl5 t.co/7iCtbh3Nwz
David Keohane RT @FT: Our big story from Asia - Hanergy secured $200m loan ahead of solar group stock tumble t.co/DItfWQDNl5 t.co/7iCtbh3Nwz
Subrahmanyam KVJ When option is between real engg & fin. engg, always go with latter. Hanergy gets curioser! t.co/LxFipP5P0K t.co/MZULHryi8n
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Nash's Nobel prize

Economist – May 23 – Add this article to your reading list by clicking this button Our coverage on the award of the Nobel prize for economics to John Nash in 1994 The games economists play | Oct 15th 1994 Game theory is now part of almost every economist's tool-kit, as…
Kate O'Neill RT @TheEconomist: Game theory may sound trivial. It is not. We explain how John Nash earned his Nobel t.co/b7SBstvqkc t.co/qgOxuZWH4Q
Noah Smith The Economist wrote in 1994 that game theory had seen few applications. That is not true today! t.co/aDJJW7ODjF
Antony Slumbers RT @TheEconomist: Game theory may sound trivial. It is not. We explain how John Nash earned his Nobel t.co/6xrHiIdvjK t.co/vs9ZmSs5rg
Patrick Ruffini RT @TheEconomist: Game theory may sound trivial. It is not. We explain how John Nash earned his Nobel t.co/6xrHiIdvjK t.co/vs9ZmSs5rg
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How Everyone Gets the 'Sharing' Economy Wrong

wsj.com – Christopher Mims – May 24, 12:32 PM – If you want to start a fight in otherwise polite company, just declare that the “sharing economy” is the new feudalism, or else that it's the future of work and all the serfs should just get used to it, already. The “sharing…
bill_fischer So much for the "sharing economy": Uber isn't the Uber for rides-it's the Uber for low-wage jobs t.co/Kp2fR7WSFC
Paul Sonnier RT @ArjunKharpal: "Uber isn't the Uber for rides- it's the Uber for low-wage jobs": t.co/rSpeS5DsPj - Nice by @mims on economics of 'sharing economy'
Michael Parekh New category of workers, 'Dependent Contractors', like in #Germany: "How everyone gets the 'sharing' economy wrong" t.co/UNlTh77nnZ
Spencer Ante How everyone gets the 'sharing' economy wrong t.co/nlwaVChBVf via @WSJ
Pedro da Costa RT @angusloten: Uber, Lyft and other 'sharing' economy #startups are "efficient machines for producing near minimum-wage jobs." t.co/kzMCR9aDHg @WSJ
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Driving Uber Mad

nytimes.com – Maureen Dowd – May 23 – WASHINGTON — ON a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realized I could stop renting cars. I would never again have to brave the L.A. freeway behind the wheel. I would never have to obsess, like the characters in the…
Heidi N Moore Everyone you've ever seen complaining about their low Uber rating is also a mean person in general. Great algorithm. t.co/YzThdlQMIO
David Galbraith RT @SuB8u: As jobs become micro-jobs, right of refusal will play an important role.Choice goes both ways. t.co/pYfEyazemG t.co/WlqJKFo36h
Vijay Pande RT @ATabarrok: Maureen Dowd doesn't like the end of asymmetric information. t.co/DylFr0gYlK
Heidi N Moore Uber drivers seem to be good judges of character. t.co/YzThdlQMIO
Subrahmanyam KVJ As jobs become micro-jobs, right of refusal will play an important role.Choice goes both ways. t.co/pYfEyazemG t.co/WlqJKFo36h
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HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left

telegraph.co.uk – Ambrose Evans-Pritchard – May 24 – A sweep of historic data by Warwick University found compelling evidence that economies are more likely to stall as they age, what is known as 'positive duration dependence'. The business cycle becomes stretched. Inventories build up and companies…
Jeff Wolfers HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left | via @Telegraph t.co/9BFv2lbgVJ
Sami Mäkeläinen HSBC's Stephen King - substantially more scary than the other one - warns of world recession with no lifeboats left t.co/sWlJWuDlT1
Ed Conway RT @KingEconomist: Titanic economic gloom by @AmbroseEP based on research by @darioperkins and me for a cheerful start to the week: t.co/cfBjxibnez
Dario Perkins RT @KingEconomist: Titanic economic gloom by @AmbroseEP based on research by @darioperkins and me for a cheerful start to the week: t.co/cfBjxibnez
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Forgetting Why We Remember

nytimes.com – David W. Blight – May 29, 2011 – MOST Americans know that Memorial Day is about honoring the nation's war dead. It is also a holiday devoted to department store sales, half-marathons, picnics, baseball and auto racing. But where did it begin, who created it, and why? At the end of…
Lydia Polgreen RT @jennydeluxe: Did you know that Memorial Day was started by former slaves honoring soldiers who fought for their freedom? t.co/6Q5VC7DgJQ
McKay Coppins Read this for more on the history of Memorial Day (which I admit I wasn't aware of) t.co/LJ6LRpbrJU
tristan walker RT @jennydeluxe: Did you know that Memorial Day was started by former slaves honoring soldiers who fought for their freedom? t.co/6Q5VC7DgJQ
EricaJoy RT @elisabethepps: 'Never forget why we remember.' David Blight on #MemorialDay, which was created by Black Americans: t.co/z5Dsau9ucu #BlackLivesMatter
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