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06/29/2016 - 6:00pm

    Greg Mankiw, a Harvard economist and a respected voice in economic policy-making, recently wrote a New York Times article discussing five possible explanations for slow growth in rich countries. The final possibility he discusses is one that I haven't seen much in recent years -- the notion that government...

06/26/2016 - 7:00am

    Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging you to “Just Do It.”

    “...

06/25/2016 - 3:00pm

    Two of Donald Trump's economic advisers, Lawrence Kudlow and Stephen Moore, have revived an idea about the source of the financial crisis that really should have been put to rest long ago.

    In a column...

06/25/2016 - 11:00am

    Everyone who follows the vicissitudes of the death penalty knows Alabama's sentencing process is seriously flawed. Jaded as I am, I was still shocked to read about the case of Doyle Lee Hamm, who lost his post-conviction quest for review when the judge adopted...

06/25/2016 - 12:00am

    The critical care team making rounds - my team for today - stops abruptly in front of the next patient room, and I hear my co-resident present the story: The 18-year-old patient suffered a gunshot wound to the face. The circumstances of the shooting aren't clear,...

06/24/2016 - 7:00pm

    Have we been here before? I know — it feels as if the internet, virtual reality, Donald Trump, Facebook, sequencing of the human genome and machines that can reason better than people constitute a change in the pace of change without precedent. But we’ve...

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