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When the Freaks Run Wild

The unpleasant sight of a physical absurdity is both grotesque and interesting.  Only the most disciplined individual can resist an extra peek at a three-legged hunch back with face tattoos.  The disfigurement has the odd effect of turning the stomach … Continue reading

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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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