Arnold Kling (born 1954) is an American economist, scholar, and blogger known for his writings on EconLog, an economics blog, along with Bryan Caplan and David R...
Arnold Kling (born 1954) is an American economist, scholar, and blogger known for his writings on EconLog, an economics blog, along with Bryan Caplan and David R. Henderson. Kling also has his own blog, askblog, which sports the motto: "taking the most charitable views of those who disagree." The "ask" in askblog apparently stands for "Arnold S. Kling." He is an Adjunct Scholar for the Cato Institute and is affiliated with the Mercatus Center.
Kling graduated from Swarthmore College in 1975 and received a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked as an economist in the Federal Reserve System from 1980 to 1986. He served as a senior economist at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) from 1986 to 1994. He started, developed, and sold homefair.com between 1994 and 1999. He teaches statistics and economics at the Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, Maryland. In 2004 and 2005, he taught "Economics for the Citizen" at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Kling has commented on hydraulic macroeconomics and he is also the author of a number of books on economics and politics.
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Story of our new name – Upcarta
We changed our name to Upcarta (previously LindyFeed).
Upcarta is a social platform for discovering great content to read, listen to, or watch next. And to achieve it, it leverages the guidance of people whom we respect and trust.
The Lindy Effect was the inspiration behind the name LindyFeed. Lindy Effect means that the more some non-perishable thing – like a book – survives through time, the more chances of survival it has in the future.
This term inspired us because the stuff that has endured the test of time has higher chances of providing value than recent ones. And picking better books, podcasts, videos, articles can profoundly affect our lives and decisions.
Yet, the creation date of content was never a criterion on LindyFeed. People may recommend any content they deem worthy – which also helps with serendipitous discovery. People trying new things is the driver of progress.
Although some people loved the name, few others found it confusing, as some curations on the platform were not tested by time yet. We decided to change our name to end this confusion as we are still early on our journey.
The inspiration behind Upcarta is "Carta", a word that is etymologically related to "map". And Upcarta implies the social mapping of meaningful content – kind of like a social backlinking system.