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Economics Education Public Policy

Economist Debates: Would the economy be better off without MBA students?

Economist Debates: Business education.

The Economist debates this issue and the answer is apparently “yes” by a margin of 51-49 – not all that different from the US presidential election outcome, with the MBA student losing out in both cases…

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Art, Music, and Culture Religion

Christmas approaches – The Big Picture – Boston.com

Christmas approaches – The Big Picture – Boston.com.

A wonderful photo-essay on Christmas from our friends at the Boston Globe.  Quoting from this article,

The appearance of multiple simultaneous Santa Clauses is a sure sign that mankind’s most widely recognized and commercialized religious holiday is near. It’s also a sign that the holiday is celebrated by many more people than just faithful Christians, for better or worse. From the traditional Christmas markets in Germany to elfin divers feeding dolphins in Japan to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem where it all began, Christmas is observed worldwide for commercial, irreverent, and religious reasons. Gathered here are images of people as they herald the advance of an entire season built, loosely or faithfully, around the birth of Jesus Christ.”

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Public Policy Social Science

The Birthrate and America’s Future – NYTimes.com

The Birthrate and America’s Future – NYTimes.com.

Ross Douthat writes, “America has had a demographic advantage, but that is no longer a sure thing.”

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Science

Earth at Night – Photo Journal

Earth at Night – Photo Journal – WSJ.

New satellite images from NASA show what the Earth looks like at night – pretty awesome!

USA at night
USA at night
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Economics Health Care Reform Law Public Policy

The Opening for a Fresh ObamaCare Challenge

Rivkin and Casey: The Opening for a Fresh ObamaCare Challenge – WSJ.com.

“By defining the mandate as a tax, one that will not be uniformly applied, the Supreme Court ran afoul of the Constitution.”

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Economics Politics Public Policy

Fiscal Cliff Notes by Thomas Sowell