Saturday, July 25, 2009

Five things I read today -- 7/25

1. I found this one with a search for "How Tall is Paul Krugman?" Answer: 5 ft 7 inches, and Americans are short too.
2. I found this one with a search for "How Tall is Greg Mankiw?" No Answer, but I did get this cool link from Marginal Revolution: Tall People are Happy.
3. An interesting nudge at Consumerology.
4. Making this Home: What to do with old postcards.
5. Time: Why people in the South are fat.... but not Montanans

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Greg Mankiw is 6'2".

    http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-about-me-im-6-2.html

    He also mentions it when he talks about height taxation, presumably to show that he would not be exempt from such a system.

    http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2007/04/optimal-taxation-of-height.html

    His coauthor on that paper is pretty tall too.

    For the record, I used to work for Greg. I am not a stalker. :)

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  2. Thanks... I was hoping someone would respond with his height. I was trying to get an idea of how tall the two were for my poll "Mankiw vs. Krugman."

    It seems that Mankiw has the advantage in reach. Interesting...

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