Winter 2024 Journal of Economic Perspectives Free Online

I have been the Managing Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives since the first issue in Summer 1987. The JEP is published by the American Economic Association, which decided more than a decade ago–to my delight–that the journal would be freely available online, from the current issue all the way back to the first issue. You can … Read more

What would a nuclear winter look like?

January 26, 2024 ( Newswire) From 1950 to 1990, the biggest threat to the planet was not global warming, but nuclear war. The Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik, the first satellite, spurred the United States to develop rockets that could carry objects into space, which culminated in NASA’s moon landing of 1969. The competition between … Read more

Home sales dampened by severe winter weather, Redfin says

A “For Sale” sign stands outside a home following a snow fall in Geneseo, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The National Association Of Realtors is scheduled to release Existing Homes Sales figures on January 22. Photographer: Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Severe winter weather is hindering home sales across the country, according … Read more

Winter Weather Preparation for Building Owners and Fleets

This post is part of a series sponsored by IAT Insurance Group. Winter weather is just around the corner. To reduce the risk of hazards, winter preparation is essential. Now is the time for building mangers to ready their premises and for drivers to winterize and equip their vehicles for winter driving conditions. Now is … Read more

Preparing Your Home for Winter

The winter brings some wonderful things: beautiful natural scenery, cozy clothing, fuzzy blankets and holiday spirit. But winter in New York is perhaps best known for cold and brutal weather conditions.     Preparing your home for the colder months ahead of time can save you headaches later. The last thing you’ll want to deal with … Read more