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Abraham Epton
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Optimist, technologist, hedonist.
Optimist, technologist, hedonist.

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Everything looks different from the outside
A depressed person can be depressed for reasons that don't make any sense to outside observers. A society can decide that stonewashed jeans and permed hair look really cool, for reasons that fail any rational test of logic. And an economist can look at a se...

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Following the wrong money
I'm pretty proud of the little Twitter bot I wrote to auto-tweet large Illinois campaign contributions, but this morning I realized its true insignificance. Campaign finance is simply not where the story about money and politics really is, and all of the so...

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We have quite the creative neighbor. Here's the story behind the project, as I've heard it told.

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This Valentine's Day, keep yourself safe...with encryption! I talked to a bunch of amazing cryptographers (including the legendary Bruce Schneier) about what they do to keep their secrets secret.

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Crime is down, but there's still a lot of it.

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This morning was really nice. That is all.

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Newest (unfortunate) project: Map of Chicago Public Schools proposed building closures, turnarounds, relocations and renamings.

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This is pretty much exactly my experience, with particular emphasis on The Threatening Storm and what felt like the general bipartisan consensus of the people with access to the best intelligence - Bush, Powell, Clinton, Blair.

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This clip perfectly captures everything you need to know about the political debate in America in 2013.
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