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Radiolab: another great radio show

I recently stumbled upon another great radio show: Radiolab. Radiolab tries to explain things. Big things. Philosophy and science things. Radiolab features a simple theme for each episode such as Love, Pop Music, or Deception. My initial frustration while listening … Continue reading

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Ignore the Hillary/Obama charades: NAFTA is good.

Marketplace painted a nice picture of Obama and Hillary’s voracious battle for the crown of ultimate NAFTA hater. This is frustrating. Yes, they’re in Ohio. Yes, they have to cater to the lowest common denominator. Instead, they should rise up … Continue reading

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Free Wi-Fi makes people happy.

Two fun pieces on free Wi-Fi. First, a nicely written commentary on Wired suggests that you should unlock your wireless router! It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Second, a well funded startup called Meraki claims it will create a … Continue reading

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Is Fair Trade coffee really ‘fair’?

Is Fair Trade coffee really ‘fair’? The short answer: no. EconTalk’s Russ Roberts chats with Duke Econ Prof Michael Munger about the concept of Fair Trade Coffee. It’s a very difficult challenge to ensure that a consumer price increase correlates … Continue reading

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