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Hi all, My attempts to focus on anything this week have been severely undermined by the start of the NBA season (and Sri Lanka’s inability to win any ODIs, but we’ll gloss over that). Between the gruesomely broken ankles and … Continue reading

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So, week two, and it’s actually looking like I’ve started to work out how to negotiate the byzantine world of this university, though I imagine there have been more than a few explorers who thought “I’m on to something here” … Continue reading

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So, you’d think a switch to the ivory towers of the academic establishment would mean more time for all the reading that goes into the links and hence an earlier dispatch? Not a bit of it. I’ve discovered that the … Continue reading

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It seems like a lot of goodbyes have accumulated in the two weeks since the last e-mail. Harry Dean Stanton (watch Repo Man), Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, and the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley (listen to Ain’t it a … Continue reading

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Hi all, Sorry this one is so late (and verbose)! I’ve been at DFID’s economics conference for the last few days, and have just dealt with the annual nightmare journey back home. As a result, I’ve had very little time … Continue reading

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Hi all, This week’s links are a bit short as I’m off work and spending the day (Friday) at Lord’s to watch the England-West Indies test, a match beautifully poised for an exciting result which is now, inevitably, looking like … Continue reading

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Hi all, Well, that was an eventful week of cricket, wasn’t it? Shortly after the West Indies finished their glorious chase against England (a triumph of Hope over expectation, as Vic Marks noted), Bangladesh gave Australia a huge – and … Continue reading

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Hi all, So, it is possible to make lemonade after all. With the NBA season fast approaching and my heart rate correspondingly beginning to creep up, Cleveland and Boston pulled off a monster trade that should shine a light in … Continue reading

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Hi all, I’ve had to link to this brilliant piece by Tim Harford, about the effects of terrorism, far too often. Terrorists seek an over-reaction, and the best thing that we can do is refuse them that. So instead, I’m … Continue reading

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Hi all, I feel like I should be doing something more productive with my time, given the apparent imminence of a nuclear showdown, but I still find myself reading random econogeekery and statistics, watching cricket and searching the term ‘Shawn … Continue reading

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