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Pro-poor bias of trade: New research on the expenditure channel

Recent studies have established a causal link between trade and rising wage inequality. This column suggests there is also a pro-poor bias of trade. In moving from autarky to trade, the relative prices of goods consumed intensively by the poor, such as food, fall more. Show More Summary

Election-day vote buying: Evidence from monetary aggregates

Central bank independence was supposed to end politically driven monetary policy. This column discusses new evidence showing a sizeable spike in the growth rate of cash and overnight bank deposits centred on election days. The spike is present in countries with weak political institutions, but not in OECD countries. Show More Summary

Accounting for differences in Europe’s post-Crisis growth

The fallout from the Global Crisis and its aftermath has been deeply damaging for European output. This column uses a growth accounting framework to explore the pre-Crisis and post-Crisis growth dynamics of several European countries. Show More Summary

Crossing Over: Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe

8 hours agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest column that highlights the films, series and content out there outside of horror that is fashioned towards or pays tribute to our beloved genre. By shining a light onto these projects, FANGORIA hopes to open a world of entertainment perfect for fright fans that lies just beyond […]

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Happy Black Friday, commenters! We skipped the Week In Pop, 5 Best Songs, and 5 Best Videos columns because of the holiday this week, but I won’t make you wait until December for Shut Up, Dude. The new music release schedule is slowing down in this post-25 season, but there are still a few interesting […]

What Happens To Crappy Old Trade-Ins?

9 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Good evening, men and women of Jalopnik, and welcome to Letters to Doug, your favorite weekly Jalopnik column wherein you provide the Letters and I provide the Doug. Read more...

Comic Book Legends Revealed #551

In this week's column, did Marvel nearly have Northstar die of AIDs in the 1980s? What odd reason was there for Hobgoblin debuting BEFORE the Green Goblin on the 1990s Spider-Man cartoon series? And was Archie's pal, Jughead, meant to be Native American originally?

Paul Krugman on the Unforeseen Harm Trump Could Do If He Wins

The columnist looks at Europe for a lesson in how to be an imperfect union. Until Donald Trump is elected president, Paul Krugman writes in Friday's column, the imperfect union of the U.S. is more equipped to handle challenges than the much more imperfect union in Europe. Show More Summary

ESPN Writer Laments Pro Sports 'Pandering' Tributes to Cops, Vets After Ferguson, Sees 'Fear, Nationalism'

Sports and politics are an uneasy mix, but ESPN's "The Truth" columnist Howard Bryant sees no conflict from his end-zone perch at the back of ESPN's biweekly magazine. His column for the December 7 edition tackled a mini-scandal about...Show More Summary

Book vs. Film vs. TV Series: Red Dragon vs. Manhunter vs. Red Dragon vs. Hannibal

12 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Of all the Hannibal Lecter adaptations, none has featured so prominently on screen as 'Red Dragon.' But which of these adaptations really "gets" the novel. Column by Christopher Shultz Of all the Hannibal Lecter adaptations, none has featured so prominently on screen as Red Dragon, Thomas Harris's first in a four book series. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman Dissects Europe's Slow-Motion Disaster

Our imperfect union is working better than theirs. Until Donald Trump is elected president, Paul Krugman writes in Friday's column, the imperfect union of the U.S. is more equipped to handle challenges than the much more imperfect union in Europe. Show More Summary

Five Ray Bradbury Stories That Tell Us Everything We Need to Know About Writing.

14 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

No writer stalked the inherent tensions in fiction with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Here are five lessons in conflict from the master of wonder. Column by JS Breukelaar Fiction traffics in a tension between the impossible and the possible, and no writer walked this line with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Show More Summary

Is Harry Styles ‘If I Could Fly’ A Song For Louis Tomlinson? [Rumor]

Rumors about Harry Styles and the rest of One Direction are rarely hard to find. The internet and gossip columns are awash with the latest tidbits about Styles and his band-mates every day of the week. Rarely a day passes without a new rumor emerging about who Styles is dating or how Harry is wearing... Show More Summary

In next week’s Hill Times: Adam Radwanski is still the worst journalist in the world

A sampling of next week’s column: Good God! It’s a veritable constitutional crisis. Just ask Adam Radwanski: the scandalous understaffing issue has “cast a surreal haze” over Ottawa, he wrote in the Globe. Governance is accordingly moving “at a glacial pace” – and, accordingly, “Ottawa crawls.” Says he: “Settling into any sort of rhythm has […]

The Altercation Black Friday Gift-Giving Guide, Part I

So my extremely occasional blog, "Altercation" has migrated here. I use it largely to follow up on things that I couldn't include in my Nation columns and write about music, books, theater, etc, but mostly music. It's pretty lazy, to tell the truth. Show More Summary

MAVNI program offers path to citizenship through enlistment

20 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

My recent column on the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program generated lots of mail.

Two decades of inorganic carbon dynamics along the West Antarctic Peninsula (update)

We present 20 years of seawater inorganic carbon measurements collected along the western shelf and slope of the Antarctic Peninsula. Water column observations from summertime cruises and seasonal surface underway pCO2 measurements provide unique insights into the spatial, seasonal, and interannual variability in this dynamic system. Show More Summary

Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky: In Presidential Race, Most Congressional Republicans Would Prefer Hillary to Trump or Cruz

If frontrunner Donald Trump or currently surging Ted Cruz gets the 2016 Republican presidential nod, it may have a strange sort of bipartisan effect, according to Tomasky, who in a Wednesday column asserted that GOP bigwigs “despise”...Show More Summary

The ideas of Douglass North

Douglass C. North was among the most important and influential economic historians and economists of the late 20th century. This column highlights four of his major contributions: his pioneering work in quantitative economic history,...Show More Summary

Douglass North, an economist’s historian

Douglass North, economic historian and co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, passed away this week. This column pays tribute to one of the great social scientific pioneers of the modern era – focusing on...Show More Summary

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