Why John Mickelthwait has 1.4 millions readers and I have 1.4 hundred

John Mickelthwait posing for Stanford University photographer, May, 2011.

The editor of The Economist John Mickelthwait spoke at Stanford and here are my notes:

Five things.

Sitting in bed 1913 ordering tea, John Maynard Keynes.

Paranoid optimist.

Compare number of people who have moved from rural to city in China since 1998 to the number of people who traveled from Europe to U.S.

China is brittle.

The Stanford Daily had a coverage that seemed consistent with mine and noticibly better. Meanwhile I am occassionally confering with my former high school basketball teammate Brian K. Evans, who now teaches economics at Foothill College. I told him I had bought Stiglitz and he suggested that I read people I am not pre-sold on.

I remember Fuchs and Arrow as names associated with our basketball team. Ken Fuchs was a senior when I was a freshman. Andy “Spud” Arrow was a manager of the team, the year behind me. John Taylor, years later, handed out flyers for my shows, at Gunn and managed a local rock band of his classmates, I booked, called Wikkit. I read somewhere that Amaryya Sen has a son in the music biz, a dj.

Edit to add, October 20, 2011: I am taking a microeconomics course at Foothill College with instructor Brian Evans. He recommends using a web site maintained by a professor Reff. I have a quiz tomorrow which will consist of drawing a lot of diagrams of supply and demand, as they are affected by various other inputs.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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6 Responses to Why John Mickelthwait has 1.4 millions readers and I have 1.4 hundred

  1. markweiss says:

    Adding to my economic team: my college classmate Sean Nicholson teaches economics at Cornell:

  2. markweiss86 says:

    Robert Reich, care of MoveOn:

  3. markweiss says:

    I posted on Patch about taking Brian Evans course on macro at Foothill. Also, I spent another $14 on the Forbes magazine issue about billionaires (with Sean Parker on cover) and The Economist which so far I pegged to read articles on wild horses and BLM, Turkey, (but don’t misread that as BLT or Turkey Club — BLM is Bureau of Land Management) and Chinese censorship of their version of “American Idol” singoffs.

  4. Mark Weiss says:

    maybe we can get ben folds to do a special economists song about BRIC — rising markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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