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It’s Gruesome That An Artist So Handsome Should Care: “This Charming Charlie” Is Awesome

Behold, one of the greatest things on the internet: the “This Charming Charlie” Tumblr, where artist Lauren LoPrete has put lyrics from Smiths and Morrissey songs into the conversation bubbles in “Peanuts” strips. I’m a little late to the party here as this is a few years old, but one of the neatest things about […]

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House of Cards is “Politics Without Romance”

I’m late to this party: I just recently started watching “House of Cards” on Netflix. As an economist who studies and teaches the economics of political decision making, I find it absolutely captivating. It’s a spectacular example of the public choice tradition, which the Nobel laureate James Buchanan defined as “politics without romance.” After watching […]

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Traveling With Ease

TRAVELING WITH EASE I took my new backpack and new suitcase on speaking trips to McKendree University and Hampden-Sydney College. I was surprised at how much easier flying is with a four-wheeled suitcase that rolls in all four directions, and the “TSA Friendly” laptop sleeve made airport security less of a hassle.

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