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Weekend Reading: There’s More to Life than Happiness

A big part of my work has been influenced by the French philosopher Volney who stated that human beings strive to become happy through becoming better and more virtuous. In Empire of Ruins he wrote that the purpose of life was: “To render you more happy…by rendering you better and more virtuous. It is to… Read More

Some Heavy Duty Weekend Reading

The most interesting speakers at Jackson Hole didn’t include Ben Bernanke.  The two papers I’ll be reading this weekend will be Woodford’s much talked about speech as well as Andrew Haldane’s.   If readers have any thoughts on the papers I’d love to hear them.  The papers are both fairly wonkish so they might make… Read More