Author Archives: Ranil Dissanayake

Links round-up

Hi all,  I’m on leave tomorrow, so the links come early. Normally this intro would be where I make a token Taylor Swift joke and a glum mention of the latest cricketing disasters (seriously  – 8 wickets in 19 balls? … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, Strange things are happening in the world these days. Rafa and Roger are about to contest an Australian Open final, causing me to check my calendar; England thumped India in a Twenty20, causing me to dig a deep … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  I’m going to file the motion that it is physically and psychologically impossible to dislike Joel Embiid (yes, I’m aware about 4 readers have any idea who he is – the Philadelphia 76ers centre). How can you dislike … Continue reading

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links round-up

Hi all, Let it never be said that I don’t admit to my errors (or error, as this might be the first one yet). Last week I suggested that 2016 might not have been especially fatal for celebrities and linked … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  Was 2016 a statistical aberration? Did things that were really unlikely continually happen? Did famous people die at a historically unprecedented rate? This seems to be the prevailing narrative at the moment, but if Kahneman and Tversky taught … Continue reading

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links round-up

Hi all,  As threatened, this week’s links culminates with a self-indulgent ‘best of 2016’ section. Now, I know talking about the ‘best of 2016’ is a little like celebrating the five best punches to the face I’ve taken, but there’s … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  We’re coming to the end of the year, but these aren’t quite the last of these you’ll get – I’m still working next Friday, and I’ve been lobbied to do a ‘best links of the year’ post. I … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  The e-mail server is down here, with no prospects of a resumption any time soon, but I’m still bashing out the links in the hope that the internet pixies will do their magic and send them off into … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, It seems like every week I’m opening these e-mails with a reference to the death of a beloved artist of some description. While the economist in me is aware that it’s purely an artefact of the fact that … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  The downside of going away for three and half weeks is that a huge amount can change during that time and I can’t get all my frustration and anger out in the form of pithy comments, passive-aggressive economic … Continue reading

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