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I loves me some free Malcolm Gladwell

I no longer subscribe to the New Yorker. I did, but I realized that the only thing I ever looked forward to were the Malcolm Gladwell columns and that if I waited long enough, he’d eventually put them up on … Continue reading

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Questioning conventional wisdom

In case you thought that the the Krugman/Freakonomics Global Warming Feud was over, Paul Krugman launched this salvo in his blog today. As a reminder, the basic issue is that Dubner and Leavitt (aka the freakonomics guys) have a chapter … Continue reading

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Economics smackdown

I’ve mentioned my recent obsession with Google Reader. I’m particularly interested in economics, and have a bunch of feeds in my subscription list. I can’t help but comment on this fight abrewin’ over Super Freakonomics, by Leavitt and Dubner, the … Continue reading

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A liberal physicist plays the market

Before I get into explaining the subject line, I feel I should make a couple of caveats up front: I am a northeast academic, and as a result, a dirty hippy. If anything, I’d prefer that the Democratic party move … Continue reading

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