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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by The Broke and The Bookish.

Given that it is Thanksgiving and this week’s topic is a freebie, how about something general. 490 more words


Where pictures replace words

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

Philosophical And Speculative

What is the best simple intro to market-based economics?

I have been asked by John A what I think of Freakonomics to which I have given this reply:

Dear John

Thank you for your note which has caused me to go into quite a bit of thought.

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Economic Theory And Policy

In Memoriam: Colin Welland

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

Books And Movies

The Revenant

Based on the true life experience of Hugh Glass, an American Fur Trapper and Frontiersmen during the first third of the 19th century; The Revenant… 75 more words