Part economists, part bloggers, Tyler Cowen and blogging partner Alex Tabarrok cover stories that range from the wonky — “What is the implied model to assortative mating?” – to the irresistibly clickable –- “The etiquette of escalator travel, where inefficiency and barbarism reign.” Whatever the subject may be, Marginal Revolution has a knack for pulling out the kernel of a story, adding a brief, edifying comment, and posting it to a blog that is always veering through obscure back-alleys of the web. The site recently parlayed their strange brew of skills into a new venture, Marginal Revolution University, a series of free online courses (i.e. YouTube videos) on the principles of economics. Ambitious students can take exams and even receive a sort of e-diploma.
LINK: Marginal Revolution