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I have an article in this month’s Quadrant which is now posted at Quadrant on Line: Drawing the Wrong Conclusions. Three separate issues are brought together – the use of visuals in the place of words in modern academic discourse which not only helps bamboozle others but even helps bamboozle themselves; a review of Mark Steyn’s brilliant book on the hockey stick, … 250 more words
Turns out they are highly correlated:
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My colleague at the George Mason economics department, Garett Jones, has written an excellent new book, Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own…
I have been asked by John A what I think of Freakonomics to which I have given this reply:
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Thank you for your note which has caused me to go into quite a bit of thought.
The working title of the script was originally “Runners” — about as boring as you could imagine.
In retrospect, the whole project seems beyond improbable. David Puttnam, who would produce the film, happened to be convalescing from a case of the flu in a rented house in Hollywood and, looking for something to read to pass the time, picked up a history of the Modern Olympic Games. 983 more words