Tim Harford

Del.icio.us.ness for February 29th

by mel starrs on March 1, 2008

in News

What caught my eye today, February 29th: FT.com / Home UK / UK – Walkable, pleasant, urbane, hot – Not sure if Edwin Heathcote is defending the new wave of Middle East architecture and planning or not, but food for thought… Tim Harford’s top 10 undercover economics books – Jane Jacobs at No. 1 – […]


Locavores – pros and cons

by mel starrs on January 28, 2008

in Opinion, Theory and Comment

 Turns out, there a word for what I talked about in this post , eating within 100 miles – locavore. Eating locally sounds like it will be of great environmental and social benefit – but is it? Tim Harford, one of my favorite economist/journalists* weighs in at Forbes.com here and the Free Exchange blog takes […]


The uncover economist and carbon trading

by mel starrs on April 14, 2007

in Uncategorized

I have a lot of time for Tim Harford – his book is out in paperback 3 May and he presented a quirky little program on economics on BBC2 early last year.  He also writes in the FT and has an article on the issue of taxes vs. quotas for carbon here: A carbon tax […]