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Douglass C. North (1920-2015)

| Peter Klein |

I’m sorry to report that Doug North passed away yesterday at the age of 95. North was a key figure in the “cliometrics revolution” which sought to apply neoclassical economic theory and quantitative methods to the study of economic history, for which he received a Nobel Prize. 200 more words



Browsing M. Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Recueil de vues des lieux principaux de la colonie françoise de Saint-Domingue. Published in Paris, in 1791. Source: The Library Company of Philadelphia 32 more words


A version

Here I go again. I find that I have a few weeks of relative freedom and I go delude myself that I’ll be able to keep a blog. 227 more words


Conspiracy Eats Itself

Conspiracies rely upon the unknown… where there is no paper trail, recorded voices, or first hand accounts, conspiracies thrive.  Nothing brings out distrust more than secrecy, regardless of its motivation.  227 more words