Monday, August 29, 2011

First day of class


  1. "I'm a grad student ... and I made $600 last year

    God, funny, because it's true.

  2. Ya, I was going to comment on that. He said 30 and earning $600. I'm doing a little better - 27 on Sunday and earning $19,200. Still... glad I have a sugar mama supporting me.

    I tell you, though - this blog is going to slow down considerably. It's not just the hours this program will be - that's about comparable. It's the access. I think I'll be doing a lot of group studying in the econ building. Probably for the best, but we'll see.

    I'm looking forward to this macro TAing. Not all that much grading - two review sessions a week and one office hour session a week. I think the teaching experience will be great.

  3. Buy yourself an iPad and switch to WordPress.

    As for teaching, hmm, depends on if it is a universally required course or not.

  4. And your university ought to have campus-wide wifi for goodness sake.

  5. Right - I just mean we're going to be doing a lot of study groups in the grad student lounge so I personally won't be accessing the blog or my blogroll much. At work I could pick something interesting off the blog roll and fire off a post in a couple minutes without much problem. It'll just be a different arrangement here - not that the tech isn't feasible. No worries - I'm glad to bury myself in the work. Probably better to refocus away from a lot of the subject matter I cover here too, to be honest.

  6. In other words your regular commentators suck.

    I am deeply, deeply wounded. ;)

    Anyway, I am particularly interested to see how your history of economic thought courses deals with Hume (and his epistemology).

  7. If you really want to beat yourself over the head with Hume see:

    April 1987, _Philosophical Quarterly_

    Sobel, _On the Evidence of Testimony of Miracles_


    Owen, _Hume Versus Price on Miracles and Prior Probabilities_


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