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What Are People REALLY Saying About WDS 2014?
After spending hundreds of hours in preparation and then hosting a week-long adventure for thousands of awesome people, I don’t actually say much about it afterward, at least not on the blog. I’m a writer who doesn’t do a writeup. T X



Spotted at last: "Homo economicus"?
Are we selfish? Economists like to say that, to a first approximation, we are. In other words, that we tend to seek to maximize our own rewards, in a more or less rational manner. The trouble is that this theory (at least, a straightforward interpret X



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Cato’s David Boaz takes E.J. Dionne to task for carelessly and myopically – and ideologically blindly – criticizing the Halbig decision.  A slice: Third, I wonder if E. J. Dionne Jr. really wants a judiciary that rolls over for th X



The Nine Simultaneous Lives of Cats: Cat Tracker
Discover Magazine's September print edition featured an infographic called "20 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats." Felines seem to lead elusive, mysterious lives. Fortunately, the citizen science project Cat Tracker allows you to track your cat bey X



The Nine Simultaneous Lives of Cats: Cat Tracker
Discover Magazine's September print edition featured an infographic called "20 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats." Felines seem to lead elusive, mysterious lives. Fortunately, the citizen science project Cat Tracker allows you to track your cat bey X



If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought
Dr. Christine Harris co-authored a study that examined whether dogs exhibit jealous behavior, hoping to see if jealousy is an emotion unique to humans. Audie Cornish asks Harris: Does it take complex cognitions to trigger the emotion? X



David Glasner on me on IS-LM
Here is David Glasner: Scott is totally right, of course, to point out that the fall in interest rates and the increase in the real quantity of money do not contradict the “money hypothesis.” However, he is also being selective and unfair in maki X



Some Bees Are Busier Than Others
It may be time to leave "busy as a bee" with other dubious animal similes like "happy as a clam" and "drunk as a skunk." That's because some bees, it turns out, aren't all that busy. A small group of hive members do the bulk of the foraging, while th X



Only big changes can save Social Security Disability Insurance
Testifying before the United States Senate Committee on Finance July 24, Cornell's Richard Burkhauser outlined how to make changes to save the SSDI program. X



Gun control and Haldig
There are two views on gun control.  Those who study original intent believe that the Second Amendment applies to individuals. That’s clearly what the founders intended.  (Read Joyce Malcolm for the historical background of the 2nd Amendment X





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