Plagiarism

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Via Crooked Timber I learn of a plagiarist suing a university for not explaining to him that plagiarism is wrong. His defense seems to be that since he wasn’t caught early in his illustrious ca

Oil and Energy

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Kevin Drum with an excellent post on Oil. Upshot: Prices are going up. Fluctuations aside, they’re not going back down. Depending on who you ask, production has peaked in the last few years, or will peak in the next few years. The ratio between OPEC’s production and capacity is alarmingly close to 1:1. This is, of […]

From the gambling community

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I should make clear that I don’t consider those who gamble on political events to have any special insights, as dsquared at crooked timber has demonstrated. In general the numbers in the Iowa markets andtradesports are at best a distillation of conventional wisdom. For fun, let’s explore the Senate. Sellers are asking for 80 and […]

The House

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Everyone’s all over poll numbers for the Presidential election, and everyone’s watching the Senate pretty closely as well. (Speaking of which, there is a nice and very flattering profile

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