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One market under God

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On December 21, 2009
Jon Chait has an interesting piece in TNR on the sclerotic condition of contemporary conservative free market dogma, as it tries to parry the Obama administration’s response to the financial crisis, global warming, and health care reform. As Chait emphasizes, all of these issues are textbook cases of market failure, which means that as an […]

Saturday Night Science Debate

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On December 20, 2009

Do anthropogenic factors play a role in climate change? Some say no: (CNN)– In a late night posting on her Twitter feed, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continued to blast climate change believers Fr

Throw grandma down the well

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On December 17, 2009

So your taxes can be free. The current estate tax mess is a story of almost mind-numbing greed and legislative incompetence. A quick summary: In 2001 Congress greatly decreased the (already tiny) numb

A random walk down Wall Street

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On December 16, 2009
Whoops. If you had bought $1000 worth of stock in each of the ten recommended companies on the day this article was published, and then held them until today, you would have watched your $10,000 investment transformed into $5,160 (or about $4,475 in 2000 dollars). By contrast if you had simply bought a passive mutual […]

I don’t want to be that guy

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On December 16, 2009

I.E., the guy who takes pride in not watching television, since (a) I watch quite a bit of television; and (b) I think getting academic credit for writing/talking about TV shows would be AWESOME. Inde

The Killing Fields

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On December 14, 2009
Ezra Klein argues that Joe Lieberman is willing to “cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people” for no better reason than to settle some old political scores. This has put Washington Post editor Charles Lane in quite a tizzy. According to Lane, Klein is “essentially accusing Lieberman of mass murder,” and Klein’s “venemous […]

World Cup draw

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On December 4, 2009

Some very preliminary thoughts: Great draw for both the U.S. and England. Algeria is clearly the weakest African team and Slovenia might be the softest Euro side. Right now it looks like it would be a

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