« Handouts for Guest Lectures in Marcia Clark's Course: Trade and California | Main | Economics 210a: Memo Question for January 24 »

January 18, 2007



I had comparative advantage explained to me with the story that Woodrow Wilson was a better typist than his secretary. But does that always work? When I started out as a lawyer, no one typed his or her own briefs. It was more efficient to write them longhand, scrawl edits, cut-and-paste, and have a secretary type them. Many of us, even hopeless computer semiliterates like me, now find that we draft about as quickly with word processing equipment as we ever did by hand and it's no big deal to put things into final form ourselves.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Search Brad DeLong's Website