Nobel Prize

  • Banks, Economics, Microfinance, Nobel Prize

    More Gratuitous Grameen Bashing

    When we linked to some mild criticism of Nobel Peace Prizer Muhammed Yunus and his Grameen Bank of Bangladesh—and then expanded on these thoughts on an episode of WallStrip—the fans of microcredit went a bit berserk. So, of course, we’re coming back for more. Today’s critique comes from Jeff Tucker of the Mises Institute. Now […]

    / Nov 9, 2006 at 3:04 PM
  • Economics, Nobel Prize, video

    What Chemists Think of Economists

    Steve Sailer points us toward an entertaining interview between Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and chemistry Nobel guy Peter Agre. Colbert: “You said ‘anyone who grew up on a farm knows that evolution exists’. Ok, are you saying a monkey can milk a cow?” Agre: “Well, if I can milk a cow I suspect a monkey […]

    / Oct 24, 2006 at 10:07 AM
  • Economics, Nobel Prize

    There’s No Such Thing As A Nobel Prize In Economics, And It’s a Good Thing Too

    What’s more, there never has been a Nobel laureate in economics. There’s an international economics prize instituted by the Bank of Sweden starting in 1968 and awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. But it’s not an official “Nobel Prize” as the Nobel Prize committee’s website makes perfectly clear. The official name is the […]

    / Oct 3, 2006 at 12:32 PM

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