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Hi all, I love summer. It means barbecues and sunglasses; Summer League and Lonzo Ball throwing some absurd dimes; but most of all it means there’s Test cricket in England. Right now, Quinton de Kock is absolutely hammering the English … Continue reading

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Hi all, There is a tidy narrative that gets trotted out whenever a major cricket nation appoints a new captain. The story is that the player thrives early on, enjoying the responsibility and the positive spillovers from their need to … Continue reading

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Hi all, There are times when humiliation brings with it a gentle chuckle, like when I asked a colleague why his door was closed, and he asked me to read the sign on it (it said ‘Fire door. Keep shut.’, … Continue reading

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Hi all, You know the downside of spending a week in Thailand eating the ocean short of prawns and a week in Sri Lanka developing a section of midriff devoted entirely to rice and curry? (There is no downside, obviously, … Continue reading

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Hi all,  I’m going on leave tomorrow and won’t be back to my regular linking until the tail end of June, so I’m afraid this one is going to have to last you for a while, though the next will … Continue reading

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Hi all,  It’s been an eventful week, to say the least, but one of my favourite things about the UK is how resilient it is – an appalling attack and increased security all around and people quickly settle back into … Continue reading

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Hi all, I used to open these emails with asides about the cricket and weather (quiet, and terrible today), but recently it just seems to be obituaries and rants. 2016’s Final Destination-like run through my favourite musicians has apparently extended … Continue reading

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Hi all,  Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m still on a high after Martin Wolf’s talk at DFID yesterday. As Nick said, how do we top that – exhume Keynes? It’s only slightly dampened by the fact that … Continue reading

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Hi all,  Today’s links start, as too often recently, with an obituary. No, I’m not making veiled allusions to the local council elections, but to the passing of William Baumol. Baumol’s famous ‘cost disease’ argued that productivity increases in the … Continue reading

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Hi all,  In absolutely appalling news, Giannis Antetokounmpo (you can call him Giannis if that surname frightens you, but I’ll judge you and assume you’ve got no idea how to pronounce mine) has been dumped from the playoffs. This is … Continue reading

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