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Pete Larson on the financialization of agricultural commodities

One of our regular contributors, my old friend Pete Larson, who many of you had the pleasure of seeing perform at this site’s 10th anniversary party a few weeks ago, is going to be speaking in Ann Arbor on Thursday about the financialization of agricultural commodities. I took the occasion to ask him a few […]

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Woody Allen: A Documentary

Half-awake, watching “Woody Allen: A Documentary” in bed with Linette and our new son, Arlo. I want to tell you all about the little guy’s birth, which took place in our dining room a few days ago, but I’m finding it difficult to form coherent thoughts. I’d like to blame it on sleep deprivation, but […]

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The myth of the social mobility in America

Last night, I had the following to say about Eric Cantor’s appearance at U-M: …In his speech, Cantor apparently talked about his ancestors and how they made good lives for themselves in America by a plying themselves and working hard. The implication, of course, is that others can do the same. Unfortunately, the facts say […]

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John Stossel’s Presidential debate

In searching around online for video of tonight’s Republican debate, I stumbled across this disturbing piece of footage from Fox News. The guy on the right is Gary Johnson, who, if you can believe it, is probably one of the more legitimate candidates in the Republican field. You won’t see him in tonight’s Republican debate, […]

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