Thursday, March 31, 2005
OT: Economics, The Par-tay Science
Well -- that aside aside, having the other blog has opened my reading up quite a bit. As a result, I had to admit I was utterly pleased to read that the economists, despite their "dismal" reputation, aren't all grim. Mahalanobis, which I discovered thanks to Lynne Kiesling at Knowledge Problem, has a delightful story on the business of data collection on the prices and kinds of services rendered by London prostitutes, by a UK website called PunterNet. Apparently this represents the first data of its kind anywhere, and economists are all a-twitter over its implications. I suppose it's just a matter of getting invited to the right parties...