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Not Lacking Links

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Reading miscellanea: SECTION 215 OF THE PATRIOT ACT FAILS I discussed this recently here, and while I am happy with last night's result, the reality is that ...

Economics Travelogue #3

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This year, after over a dozen failed applications to various organizations, I applied to the Koch Fellowship Program (KFP) through the Charles Koch Institu...

The Economy is Not Alright

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Just an observation, in one part obvious, the other more in minutia: Anecdotally, the US economy increasingly relies on the press releases of the US Fed and ...

The Fed and the Evil Genius of Hacking

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On April 24th, the St. Louis Federal Reserve's popular data service, FRED, was hacked by unidentified assailants. For those who do not know, the Federal Rese...