Thursday, June 06, 2002

Mr. David Warsh of Economic Principals:
In the case of the Blogosphere, the qualities that are evaluated are the elusive constellation of traits that, taken together, add up to good journalism. And when a new blog comes up -- one of my favorites is a quantitative survey of partisanship among op-ed columnists called Lying in Ponds -- it rises or fall on the strength of the links (the citations) it is able to attract from others. The Alphonse-Gaston effects here can be quite intricate -- just the sort of thing that economists are good at figuring out.

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

If, for some reason, you have an urge to study the asset allocation of the U.S. insurance industry (or some sub-sector thereof) you can "roll-your-own" graphical analysis on this site. Cool forward-looking things businesses can do on the web...