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Roger Cohen's Lecture to Catalan's Populists Suffers from Bad Arithmetic

Roger Cohen showed us yet again that it seems our children isn't learning when it comes to basic arithmetic skills. He used his NYT column to lecture the people of Catalan on their bad manners in seeking to become independent of Spain over the objections of both the national government and the European Union. "The Catalan lurch is of its time. Show More Summary

The signalling content of asset prices for inflation

High asset prices can foreshadow tail risks in inflation. Based on data from 11 advanced economies since 1985, this column shows that high asset prices usually signal future high inflation episodes, but can occasionally signal low inflation or deflation instead. Show More Summary

Why TV Networks Should Stop Making Comic Book Shows — LRM Weekend

  By David Kozlowski | 8 September 2017 Welcome to Issue #11 of The LRM WEEKEND, a weekly column offering opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you! Share your feedback and ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend PREVIOUS ISSUES: 8.30.17 | 8.18.17 | 8.11.17 […]

How IDENTITY POLITICS, Which Were Invented in 1980, Destroyed the Democratic Party

Via Yglesias, this strategy memo from the Clinton campaign shows how Trump won: (d) The Negro. Since 1932 when, after intensive work by President Roosevelt, their leaders swung the Pennsylvania Negro bloc into the Democratic column with the classic remark, “Turn your picture of Abraham Lincoln to the all – we have paid that debt”, […]

Migration and terror

Stricter immigration and visa policies are a common reaction to terrorist attacks. This column uses historical data from 20 OECD countries to show that while the number of terror attacks increased with the number of foreigners living...Show More Summary

Shopping costs and one-stop shoppers intensify competition

Many consumers buy multiple types of goods from a single location (or firm) to save on shopping costs, turning these goods into pricing complements. Using data from the UK, this column shows that the internalisation of these complementary effects by supermarkets greatly improves the competitiveness of grocery supply. Show More Summary

Monetary policy, credit dynamics, and economic activity in developing countries

Existing studies suggest that the effects of monetary policy in developing countries on credit and the real economy are weak. This column challenges this view using rich loan-level credit register data from Uganda. It shows that monetary...Show More Summary

Public attitudes to immigration: Salience matters

While immigration preferences have been studied extensively, less attention has been paid to the public’s assessment of the importance of immigration as a policy issue. Using survey data from 17 European countries, this column shows that the drivers of immigration preference and salience are very different. Show More Summary

Offshore profits and domestic productivity

US multinational enterprises may legally shift profits from high tax countries (like the US) to low tax countries (like Bermuda). This column uses unpublished survey data to show how this causes part of the US economic activity generated...Show More Summary

Containers and globalisation

Container shipping is considered to be one of the drivers of globalisation. This column uses new export data from Turkey to show how containerisation explains a significant amount of the global trade increase since the 1950s. Most of the trade-increasing potential of containerisation has now been realised, however, despite only around half of exports being containerised.

Apple, podcasting’s dominant (and mostly benign) middleman, is rebooting how it delivers shows

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 122, published June 6, 2017. I sunk a lot of hours this weekend trying to write a column on “Peak Podcasting,” following some inspiration from a tweet by the esteemed Lizzie O’Leary — which speaks to a broad feeling that I’ve been seeing a...

The $20 trash can that’s pretty enough for Instagram

It’s decor, basically Welcome to Show & Tell, a column dedicated to everything Curbed editors and friends are obsessed with in our homes. From the underrated to the elusive, from the joy-sparking to the life-saving, these are the objects,...Show More Summary

Column: NHL playoffs greatest show in sports at the moment

5 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Column: Flip away from one blowout after another in the NBA playoffs and check out the NHL, which is the greatest show in sports this postseason        

In the air and on the ground, an Azores search for better data

Low clouds populate the first two kilometers of the atmosphere. Cumuliform clouds heap high and are made from columns of fast-rising air. Stratiform are sheet-like and show little vertical air movement.

What we can learn from euro-dollar tweets

Large numbers of traders share their thoughts about the euro-dollar exchange rate on Twitter. By identifying and classifying opinionated tweets, and constructing a daily measure of sentiment, this column shows that a trading strategy...Show More Summary

Raw, unedited footage shows Good Samaritans rescue infant and toddler from overturned truck

6 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

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Five Storytelling Tips I Learned from Watching 'The Bachelor'

6 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Five examples of how reality TV Shows 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' showed me how to write better stories. Column by Christoph Paul I didn’t expect to become a fan. I really didn’t. I read award-winning books. I have watched the entire run of The Wire, TWICE. Show More Summary

Throwback Throwdown: Where Does 'iZombie' Fit Among The All-Time Best Zombie Films, TV Shows, And Books?

6 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Publisher's Note: This is a column where a father and daughter -- from different generations, obviously -- compare and contrast pop culture from their respective eras over email. From: Michael Salfino Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:40 AM Subject:...

Austerity in the aftermath of the Great Recession

Austerity policies implemented during the Great Recession have been blamed for the slow recovery in several European countries. Using data from 29 advanced economies, this column shows that austerity policies negatively affect economic performance by reducing GDP, inflation, consumption, and investment. Show More Summary

Ed Catto Was Kidnapped by Comic Shop Retailers!

They say what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas, but in this week’s column I’m going to let the proverbial cat out of the bag. As you may recall from last week, I was recently in Las Vegas at the GAMA trade show convention. This annual gathering is designed to help game store owners […]

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