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Kill the ZOMBIES!!

What are zombie ideas and why are they so dangerous? Paul Krugman neatly defines a zombie idea as "a proposition that has been thoroughly refuted by analysis and evidence, and should be dead — but won’t stay dead because it serves a political purpose, appeals to prejudices, or both. The…
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Why invest in guns?

A revealing column in the New York Times shows the extent to which institutional investors in the US are wittingly or unwittingly investing in a private equity fund that is the largest manufacturer of guns and ammunition in the country. The fund is Cerberus Institutional Partners Series IV which among…
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