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The industrial countries have a choice. They can act as if all is well except that their consumers are in a funk and so what John Maynard Keynes called “animal spirits” must be revived through stimulus measures. Or they can treat the crisis as a wake-up call and move to fix all that has been papered over in the last few decades and thus put themselves in a better position to take advantage of coming opportunities. For better or worse, the narrati...
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New research via the NBER: On January 1, 1991, the federal excise tax on beer doubled, and the tax rates on wine and liquor increased as well. These changes are larger than the typical state-level changes that have been used to study the effect of price on alcohol abuse and its consequences. In this paper, we develop a method to estimate some important effects of those large 1991 changes, exploiting the interstate differences in alcohol consumpti...
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Our biggest giveaway yet.

Note: US only (sorry guys, these are US-carrier only devices, and Samsung's USA division is sponsoring.)
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Don't worry, an international-friendly version will be coming soon. ;-)
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This one's only 24 hours, so be quick! It's also international.
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I've been making this claim since data caps first appeared. Nice to seem some evidence starting to come out to support it.
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"They like going to college basketball games and watching the home crowd attempt to distract the visitors during free throws. It's possible that, in coming up with an effective optical illusion, they've given attentive college students a new recipe for doing so."
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A paper by Greg Mankiw & Larry Ball from 1996 on the effects of budget defecits. I'm starting to think the "Occupiers" should be asking for a balanced budget.
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A good primer with some easy metrics for how big a TV to buy.
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