I’m in Boston this week, attending the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Summer Institute. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you too can see much of what I’m seeing. I’m flitting between theÂ labor studies,Â health economics, tax, and children’s meetings, and am sorry I missed last week’s political economy meetings.
This morning, I went for a long run alongÂ the Charles River. When I look at it,Â I’m often reminded of a comment made byÂ Les Murray when he came to Harvard to speak a few years ago. He said that he spent a week here, and still couldn’t come up with precisely the right word to describe the colour of the river.