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An investigation of the root causes of the Greek crisis

The Greek crisis is typically seen as a sovereign debt crisis. Using a new dataset, this column explores the dynamics of national wealth accumulation in Greece over the past two decades. It argues that, despite certain idiosyncrasies, the Greek crisis can be better characterised as a balance of payments crisis. Show More Summary

No One Owes You Anything

I recently ran across a letter written by the writer, investment advisor, and politician Harry Browne. It was a letter intended for his nine-year-old daughter and was published as part of his syndicated newspaper column. I want to share it in its entirety: It’s Christmas and I have the usual problem of deciding what to give you. Show More Summary

Column: Why a monthly period is especially hard for millions of women around the world

Menstruation is a pronounced burden for women in low-income countries and those who are displaced. Continue reading ? The post Column: Why a monthly period is especially hard for millions of women around the world appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Stop and Notice the Dimming of a Very Weird Star

By John L. Micek This column is all about taking the time to look up. Sure, there’s plenty enough down here on our little, blue and green rock to hold our attention. President Donald Trump made his first tour through Europe and the Middle East. A congressional candidate in Montana slugged a reporter. There was [...]Show More Summary

Bozell & Graham Column: Al Franken Is 'Sick,' All Right

Al Franken has a new book out humbly titled Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. On that same level of attempted humor, his author’s biography states he received “his doctorate in right-wing megalomania studies from Trump University.” Stay classy, Sen. Show More Summary

Sportswriter Red Smith

The best sportswriters know this. They avoid the exhausted synonyms and strive for freshness elsewhere in their sentences. You can search the columns of Red Smith and never find a batsman bouncing into a twin killing. Smith wasn't afraid to let a batsman hit into a double play. Show More Summary

How Liberal Short-Term Thinking Is Destroying America

My latest Townhall column is called, How Liberal Short-Term Thinking Is Destroying America. Here’s an excerpt from the column. Like a crack addict who can’t seem to think about anything other

Bank bail-in: The effects on credit supply and real economy

The new resolution and bail-in regime in Europe hypothetically lets banks fail without resorting to public funding. This column examines the effects of the bail-in of the Portuguese Banco Espírito Santo. Existing borrowers from the banks...Show More Summary

SCORE one for the FDA: Strategic recall efforts paying off

Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Food and Drug Administration as a Voice Blog. We have made dramatic changes in our response to complex, potentially high-risk food safety situations that may be difficult to address quickly. Almost a year ago, we heard concerns that FDA was not doing enough to ensure that companies... Continue Reading

Lou, Eliane and Mick

20 hours agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

This week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed Lou Piniella, the former Yankee left fielder and manager, for my "House Call" column (go here). Lou talked about growing up in West Tampa, Fla. and the red sauce that gets...      ...

San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

A high class Hyde-away in Russian Hill, while Alamo Square squares things away Friday is time for the High & the Low, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. Here’s...Show More Summary

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Kodi, Google Photos

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the [...]

Columnist David Whiting tests for memory loss as way to watch out for Alzheimer’s

  Five minutes into a test for memory, I’m pretty sure I’m really dumb, I’ve lost my mind — or both. Yeah, yeah, I know based on some of my columns some would vote both. But cut me some slack. Unknown to many people — like me — the earlier Alzheimer’s disease is detected, the […]

Not torn apart

I’m not sure the universe has room for another opinion column written about the barbaric terror attack in Manchester earlier this week. I’m certain it doesn’t need that column to be written on a Silicon Valley technology news site. After...Show More Summary

‘Out of Line’ by Barbara Lynch Is the Best Chef Memoir in Years

Plus reviews of ‘The Vegetarian,’ ‘Give a Girl a Knife,’ and more Welcome to Eater’s Book Club, a column where we share the books — old or new — that we’ve read this month. (Yes, there’s a focus on food, eating, and dining out.) Cork...Show More Summary

I Give My Own Response to the “Ask Amy” Advice Column in the Washington Post.

I’m always on the watch for anything out in the world that illustrates my Four Tendencies framework. Many thoughtful readers and podcast listeners know this, and they send me links to anything Four Tendencies-ish. I very much appreciated...Show More Summary

Community Spotlight: Summer 2017 Edition

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Mongrels, A Woman From Prague, Regurgitations, and old threads back from the dead. It's time for a summer spotlight. Column by Peter Derk Why do people love the summer so damn much? Whoops, hang on. Whenever I make curmudgeonly statements...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, for two weeks running, the #1 hit in America is the Justin Bieber-assisted remix of "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's reggaeton hit. (Our own Chris DeVille wrote a great column about it.) The song was an international monster hit long before Bieber jumped on board, and the video for the all-Spanish version…

THE RENEWABLE JOBS LIE: It’s one of many peddled by leftists. This column in Forbes, by James Taylor…

THE RENEWABLE JOBS LIE: It’s one of many peddled by leftists. This column in Forbes, by James Taylor, fisks an article written by Allan Hoffman, a former Dept. of Energy bureaucrat who makes the claim that the renewable energy sector create more jobs than conventional energy. Renewable energy advocates often claim renewable energy creates more […]

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