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Title Date published
Terry Anderson on Native American Economics 2016-12-19
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on the Spoils of War 2016-12-12
Thomas Leonard on Race, Eugenics, and Illiberal Reformers 2016-12-05
Doug Lemov on Reading 2016-11-28
Erik Hurst on Work, Play, and the Dynamics of U.S. Labor Markets 2016-11-21
Tim Harford on the Virtues of Disorder and Messy 2016-11-14
David Gelernter on Consciousness, Computers, and the Tides of Mind 2016-11-07
Judith Donath on Signaling, Design, and the Social Machine 2016-10-31
Casey Mulligan on Cuba 2016-10-24
Chris Arnade on the Mexican Crisis, TARP, and American Poverty 2016-10-17
Angus Deaton on Inequality, Trade, and the Robin Hood Principle 2016-10-10
Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction 2016-10-03
John Cochrane on Economic Growth and Changing the Policy Debate 2016-09-26
Eric Wakin on Archiving, Preservation, and History 2016-09-19
Susan Athey on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation 2016-09-12
Terry Moe on the Constitution, the Presidency, and Relic 2016-09-05
Leo Katz on Why the Law is So Perverse 2016-08-29
Munger on Slavery and Racism 2016-08-22
Chuck Klosterman on But What If We're Wrong 2016-08-15
Adam D'Angelo on Knowledge, Experimentation, and Quora 2016-08-08

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