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Title Date published
John Cogan on Entitlements and the High Cost of Good Intentions 2017-12-12
Rachel Laudan on Food Waste 2017-12-04
Simeon Djankov and Matt Warner on the Doing Business Report and Development Aid 2017-11-27
Tim Harford on Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy 2017-11-20
Anthony Gill on Tipping 2017-11-13
Dennis Rasmussen on Hume and Smith and The Infidel and the Professor 2017-11-06
Michael Munger on Permissionless Innovation 2017-10-30
Jennifer Burns on Ayn Rand and the Goddess of the Market 2017-10-23
Megan McArdle on Internet Shaming and Online Mobs 2017-10-16
Tim O'Reilly on What's the Future 2017-10-09
Robert Wright on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Why Buddhism is True 2017-10-02
Philip Auerswald on the Rise of Populism 2017-09-25
Gabriel Zucman on Inequality, Growth, and Distributional National Accounts 2017-09-18
Gillian Hadfield on Law and Rules For a Flat World 2017-09-11
Rob Reich on Foundations and Philanthropy 2017-09-03
Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars 2017-08-28
John McWhorter on the Evolution of Language and Words on the Move 2017-08-21
Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game 2017-08-14
Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments, Prosperity, and the Good Society 2017-08-07
Alex Guarnaschelli on Food 2017-07-31

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