Monthly Archives: April 2016

Noah Smith on “Japan’s Growing Poverty” (that really isn’t growing)

Noah Smith writes wrote that he is leaving academics to work full time at Bloomberg as an economics writer. (He lived in Osaka, Japan for three years in the early 2000s) Congratulations to him on that. I then looked to … Continue reading

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The Purple One is gone… Have more celebrities died so far than in any other year?

It’s a sad day in Minneapolis and for Prince fans around the world. In 1984, Purple Rain was all over the radio and in high school pep rallies. R.I.P. to The Artist. Recently, BBC Radio 4’s “More or Less” with … Continue reading

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