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Embarrassing economists

So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists. Suppose the prices of ladies jewelry rose by 100 percent. What would you predict …

The Irish Coke Affair

The year was 2004, and a young, naive Cliff hopped a British Airways flight "across the pond" for his first sojourn outside of the United States, a Spring Break trip to England and Ireland. I was a high school senior at the time; in fact, I was …
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Notable & Quotable: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

In "Americans are terrified of Ebola. Which could make it harder to stop Ebola," Paul Waldman writes, "Congratulations, media: Americans are thoroughly freaked out about Ebola." Read it online at www.washingtonpost.com: A new Washington Post poll …
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The pain of domestic violence affects the entire family

The pain of domestic violence affects the entire family I spent 18 years of my life in an abusive relationship with my children's father. My first encounter with domestic violence happened when I was in high school, when my boyfriend pushed me …

Hilton a qualified candidate who will put children first

One of the most important elections is for the school board here in Sumter, yet most people really don't know the candidates well or even at all. Because I have known one of the candidates and his family for many years, I would like to tell you …
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Oct. 3, 2014

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Greenville News Sept. 30 Court gives FOIA a small victory After two painful losses before the South Carolina Supreme Court, there has been a small victory for the Freedom of …
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