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Travels in Greece, Part III: Why It Matters

So why go on about my trip? What purpose does this have beyond sharing some photos and stories of a voyage to one of the most interesting countries in the world? 1,780 more words


Fundamentalism, hiding as Dutch pluralist economics

Five years ago I discussed the “Dutch Taliban“. I can now include Dutch “pluralist economics” to this narrative.

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Anatomy Of Holland

Bubble bath: The end of Canada’s housing boom?

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STEPHEN POLOZ, the governor of the Bank of Canada, has been warning Canadians about piling up debt to buy overpriced houses since he took office four years ago. 136 more words

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Venezuela: National police and security officers say, “No average officers support this government anymore.” -- “Whoever tires first will lose.”

By Anatoly Kurmanaev
The Wall Street Journal

Updated May 17, 2017 5:52 a.m. ET

CARACAS, Venezuela—When Ana, a five-year veteran of the national police, finishes her night shift patrolling this city’s dangerous slums, she often arrives home only to pick up her riot gear and head out again to confront rollicking… 1,228 more words

Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

“The past is so much safer, because whatever’s in it has already happened. It can’t be changed; so, in a way, there’s nothing to dread.”

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Subprime, anyone?: Worries mount about car finance in America and Britain

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