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Mortgage fraud continues, even if no one is watching

In September, 2004, the FBI held a press conference to warn about the growing problem of mortgage fraud. “It has…

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When the individually rational sums to the collectively insane

Originally posted on 3QuarksDaily.   The most striking aspect of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation is the pacing of its narrative. The…

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Competing to Live: On Planet Earth

This was originally posted on 3QuarksDaily. David Attenborough reserves a certain mournful tone for narrating death in the natural world….

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To spend or not to spend: The austerity debate

Originally posted on 3QuarksDaily Public sector austerity has come back to the West in a big way. Governments throughout the…

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Football, Finance, and Surprises

Originally posted on 3QuarksDaily. As the New Orleans Saints lined up to kick off the second half of Super Bowl…

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I know I've been absent, but I've been Quarking regularly, promise

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written here, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’ve found a better way…

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Adventure Capital: Condos, Groupon and Big Pharma

Originally posted on 3QuarksDaily. The late economist Hyman Minsky wrote that after fortunes inflate on the back of a speculative…

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Should we fear fear itself?

Originally posted on 3QuarksDaily. People are worried about the Euro. As bad news flows out of Europe – persistent unemployment,…

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Torture, Doctors, $

Today, the BDH published my last column of the semester, which argued that the Political Theory Project acted irresponsibly when…

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