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Some Relatively Recent Reading

George Eliot, Middlemarch. I just re-started this (again) after 200 pages because I’m having a heck of a time with my mind wandering while I’m reading. A BBC poll rated Middlemarch the greatest British novel. Jonathan Anomaly, et al., eds. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthology. This was the reader for my Jan Term special […]

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Silence The Monkeys

You’ve been going to the gym for a couple of days, and you feel great. It’s awesome. You’re on a high of sorts, and you feel like you could bench-press mountains. As any of us who have worked to get in shape and then fallen off the wagon can tell you, this doesn’t always last. […]

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Investing Advice For My Teenage Self

Greetings, teenage self. You’ve done a good job working hard and earning money, and I’m glad you want to put the money to work for you. Here are four key principles of investing: 1. Invest. This seems obvious, but as a friend of mine says, the best predictor of your retirement portfolio’s performance is that […]

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Feeding Friends in Need

So, something has just happened to a friend or family member where your assistance might be extremely useful.  This could be a time for joy or a time for weeping.  It could be a birth, a death, a wedding, a divorce, or any of a variety of big, life-changing events.  It’s an opportunity to show […]

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Here Are Some Resources On The Economics Of Crime

The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System by David Skarbek. The Relationship Between Commerce and Crime by Daniel D’Amico How to Make a Criminal Cocktail by Daniel D’Amico Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System by Daniel D’Amico Why Is the U.S. Prison Population So Large? by Daniel D’Amico US Prison Population: The […]

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