Chicken Soup For The Argumentative

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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,...

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About Facebook’s new Promoted Posts for for Businesses

I detect rising butthurt on the twitters and internets over Facebook’s heavy-handed attempts to monetize the various plots that Facebooks share-croppers have worked hard to clear, plant, cultivate. I think this means I’m a...

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Happy All Saints Day!

I know I post this every year but the poem is *JUST THAT GOOD*. Here is Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.’s “The Deacon’s Masterpiece”.

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Voting on a Prayer

Dave Weigel boldly travels into a realm I’d dare not go — the minds of those newspaper editorial boards that endorsed Obama in 2008 but went for Romney in 2012. It’s a land of magical...

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Life returns to normal in Montauk

The power is back on. My family and our house are unharmed. MON TIKI is unharmed. All things considered, damage to our town is minimal. This afternoon, trick-or-treating took place downtown as usual. Our...

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The Joy Of Opening Time Capsules

A million years ago, we had our Time Capsule post in which we all made predictions about who was going to be in the election. My guess was that Romney, no way, no how,...

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George Lucas Taps Out

USA Today reports Disney is buying Lucasfilm from its sole owner, Mr. Lucas, for ~$4.1 billion dollars. Said Disney CEO Robert Iger: “This is one of the great entertainment properties of all time, one...

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Bookdragon Asks…

On Mike’s comment rescue of Zic’s great comment, commentor Bookdragon asks: As I’ve grown older and look like less of a target (and earned belts in judo, jui jitsu and karate), I’ve worried a...