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On the road again

4 days ago

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Dear subscribers, Some of you might wonder about the recent interruption in regular posts here at Economics in the Rear-view Mirror. Not to worry, all is well. First I was on an archival expedition for three weeks. I am currently touring Vietnam. I’ll only be tweeting links to some of the golden oldie posts (@irwincollier)

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I’ve got to crow. Recently entertained a group of students visiting Berlin from Roosevelt University in Chicago and was given a nice picture book about the history of their university in which there was a picture of Abba Lerner with the analogue Phillips Moniac computer. When I googled to find out whether that Moniac was

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Today marks the first anniversary of Economics in the Rear-View Mirror.  It was conceived as a boutique blog/website that provides transcriptions of material bearing on the education of economists in the United States up to the 1950s. During this first year I have provided postings of some 265 “artifacts” that have attracted over 16,000 page visits between

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Correction, oops.

11 months ago

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In my haste to post the 250th artifact, the MIT economics faculty group picture of 1976, I incorrectly identified the Associate Dean of the Sloan School. For subscribers that means you either need to note that “Abraham Siegel” and not “Jeremy Siegel” is the correct identification or go back to the posting. Surely this is a teachable moment:

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Welcome to my blog, Economics in the Rear-View Mirror. If you find this posting interesting, here is the complete list of “artifacts” from the history of economics I have assembled for you to sample or click on the search icon in the upper right to explore by name, university, or category. You can subscribe to my blog below.  There

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Thus far I have managed to blog 140 artifacts from the history of economics over the past six months. A word of thanks again to the kind folks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking who provided me the initial funds to accumulate a wonderful stock of material bearing on academic economics in the United States.  Let

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Until I myself became a blogmeister, I had been blissfully unaware of the backside design choices involved in blogmeistering. Indeed there awaited an entirely new set of meanings associated with words long comfortable in my pre-blog vocabulary such as “theme”. When you set up a blog, you must first enter a virtual showroom of themes, a

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The past week was the first full-week that I looked at feedback from Google Analytics where I learned something about the geographic distribution of visitors to Economics in the Rear-View Mirror (ERVM). There was a marked surge in page visits due to the coincidence of the Stanley Fischer posting getting New York Times mention in David Leonhardt’s The Upshot

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Economics in the Rear-View Mirror will cross the 100-artifact threshold later today. Up to this point my energy has been expended in assembling an initial endowment of archival artifacts and climbing the learning curve for running a blog. I intend soon to begin the co-role of curator of the material to put things in an order that makes more sense than

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