Daily Archive: November 2, 2012

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Jacques Barzun: the Cheerful Pessimist

With the death of Jacques Barzun passes away a paragon of human intellect and a great friend of America. His oft-quoted line “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better...

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Angry for Paradise

“This is the kind of thing New Jerseyans are built for – we’re plenty tough and now we have a little more reason to be angry after this. Just what we need in New...

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Friday Afternoon Jukebox: Amiga!

For you youngsters, this will be a look at computer graphics from an antiquated era. Sort of an “awww, cute, old computer graphics!” But in the mid-90’s? On a personal desktop? This stuff was...

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Trade Sequence Part 1 – Introductions and Definitions

So, I thought it might be interesting to do a post on trade theory, to give an economist’s perspective on international trade. Yesterday I realised I’d hit 4 pages and I wasn’t even finished yet. Since...

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Four More Years, With Head Held High

Four years ago, between the summer of 2008 and the spring of 2009, about 30% of my clients went out of business.  Most of these clients were directly or indirectly related to the commercial...

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An Emerging Staten Island Narrative

Staten Island is getting upset. Staten Island is a borough that has an uneasy relationship with the rest of New York City’s boroughs under the best of circumstances. It has felt treated like a...

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Mystery on the Bounty

From the Star Tribune: The tall ship began to die early Monday morning in the hurricane-ravaged waters off the North Carolina coast. One of the HMS Bounty’s generators failed. Water flooded everywhere. The 180-foot-long,...