Taking On Empirical Economics

Bob Murphy is nothing if not ambitious.  He argues that there's very little value in empirical economics today, mostly because you can make the numbers add up to whatever pre-conceived notion you want.  If you believe that X causes Y, you can find cases in which your proxy for X correlates somehow with your proxy…

Get these guys in the Hall of Fame

Found about this fun little poll that Fangraphs did. The author asked 22 writers to name three people who should be in the Hall of Fame but aren't. (Players only, and nobody excluded for obvious reasons, like Pete Rose or Barry Bonds.) My three: 1. Tim Raines -- I liked the author who compared him…