The Ferguson Illusion

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Three days ago, my life was principally organized around hiking mountains, locating the perfect lobster roll, and figuring out what I was going to consume with maple syrup next. Yes, I dragged my entire brood from our current digs in St. Louis back to my native Vermont, because there is nothing sweeter than northern New England in August. Low humidity, …

My third book – The World After Normal

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Holy moley! I think I just launched my third book! Entitled The World After Normal: Essays on culture, economics and society in a time of transformation, it is a compilation of editorials and exploratory works on the galaxy’s most significant issues: life after the financial meltdown, the future of the nation-state, how that Footloose remake was the chief reason we …

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Paul Krugman and the authority switcheroo

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How many of you know Paul Krugman? How many of you know Krugman as a New York Times columnist, occupying one of the most important spots in paleo-journalism as a regular OpEd contributor who speaks about macroeconomics and Democratic politics? How many of you know that Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for his work on location theory …