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The Dismal Science

The Dismal Science

BY NAHUEL FEFER In 1931, John Maynard Keynes observed that, “If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.” If anything, however, the public’s regard for economics has fallen since the days of Keynes, and economists have […]

 
 

Perry’s Job Record

Illustration by Elizabeth Beier

The first Republican primary debate this year started with a catfight between Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney over their respective job creation records. The exchange not only raised the entertainment value of the debate, but also one important question: is Perry’s record as strong as […]

 
 

No More Doom-and-Gloom

No More Doom-and-Gloom

We must take immediate action to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The burning of dirty coal and oil is causing global temperatures to rise, which will lead to catastrophic climate change. Weather patterns will change. Famines will become more common. Polar ice will melt and sea levels will rise. […]

 
 

A Challenge to Voters

A Challenge to Voters

If you are planning on voting in the 2010 midterm election, which you should be, please pay close attention to the following important bulletin. First, do not vote out an incumbent merely based upon your disgust with the current state of the economy. I will agree that the economy remains […]