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Off the Beaten Path in Mesoamerica

There’s an endearing quality to a steadfast rooster call at the crack of dawn when overheard from a warm country farmhouse.  There’s a reassuring charm that comes with the committed gallinaceous greeting of daybreak that’s particularly suited to a rural … Continue reading

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Why Janet Yellen is Toast

“The Phillips Curve is alive,” said Fed Chair Janet Yellen at Wednesday’s post FOMC meeting press conference. We’ll offer some remarks on this in just a moment, including why Yellen is toast.  But first we must put her utterances into … Continue reading

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From Here to Eternity

Gentlemen-rankers out on the spree, Damned from here to Eternity, God ha’ mercy on such as we, Baa!  Yah!  Bah! — Gentlemen-Rankers, Rudyard Kipling Insults and Offenses For the first time in 80 years, vast numbers of hardworking, industrious people … Continue reading

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Garbage In Garbage Out Economics

“On two occasions I have been asked, “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine the wrong figures, will the right answers come out? …I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could … Continue reading

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