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The Dismal Gambit

Economics is often called “the dismal science” but “dismal” seems the wrong word. Economics is, to most people, boring and dry as dust – but no one dies or anything. Dismal is when someone dies. In college, in the middle … Continue reading

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Mutually Assured Misunderstanding

Economics is called the dismal science for obvious reasons – it’s complicated and often dull and dry, except when one big-gun economist is telling another big-gun economist he’s full of crap and the other fires back with the same – … Continue reading

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The Uses of Fiction

The problem was isolation from what they call the real world – four years of college, a few years of grad school and almost a decade teaching the bored and surly children of the absurdly wealthy at a prep school … Continue reading

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