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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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Hi all, With the final test in full swing and nicely balanced, I’m not going to lie: I’m pretty distracted right now. It doesn’t help that I’m working from home, with the sun shining outside and the garden in full … Continue reading

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Hi all, The last time I watched Toby Roland-Jones play cricket, he took a hat trick with the final ball of Middlesex’s County season to win them the Championship against Yorkshire. His partner was screaming her head off in support … Continue reading

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Hi all, Since the third test of the England – South Africa test has yet to start, and the NBA Summer League has already finished, I’m struggling for an interesting intro to this week’s links (this reflects my general struggle … Continue reading

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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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