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Describing William Deresiewicz’s “Excellent Sheep”  as a book about higher education is a bit like calling Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” a story about meat. Yes, Sinclair was writing about meat, but he was also writing about regulation, corruption, poverty and the failures of the state.

And, yes, Deresiewicz takes college education as his...

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Greece, the Troika, and the New York Times

By William K. Black Bloomington, MN: December 29, 2014

As I have explained in prior articles, there is an excellent chance that the Troika’s infliction of austerity on the eurozone’s periphery could, as with the austerity inflicted under the Washington Consensus continue to produce such...

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As I like to say, I started out on Wall Street when it was criminal only at the margin. The unseemly coziness between Goldman and keygovernment agencies in critical episodes during the crisis illustrates how much standards of conduct have deteriorated....
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(RNS) Many people gave in to their worst instincts in 2014, and it merely left us all gasping and gagging....

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imageIt's almost 18 years since IBM's Deep Blue famously beat Garry Kasparov at chess, becoming the first computer to defeat a human world champion. Since then, as you can probably imagine, computers have firmly cemented their lead over puny, fallible meatbags. Today, following the completion of TCEC Season 7, we have a new computer chess world...
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Should I Buy a House in 2015?

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No one can answer that question for anyone else, but it seems prudent to ask the question in the context of an Echo Bubble in valuations that appears to be deflating.
Readers often ask me if now is a good time to buy a house.  This question has appeared in my inbox for the past nine years, as the Housing Bubble reached its climax, burst, and...
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The second half of 2014 has been a busy one for Archimandrite Sergius and the Brotherhood of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery here.

A July PATRAM choir workshop at the seminary was followed by a renovation of the monastery’s bell tower.  The miraculous icon of Saint Anna enshrined at the mo...

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"The purpose of this book is to help you understand God, your relationship to God, and why it does matter to God, what you believe."...

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