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Dollar Suicide

It wasn’t Colonel Mustard in the library with the candelabra. And contrary to recent press reports, it wasn’t Prince Alwaleed in the desert with a cartel. It was, in fact, ...
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Some Data for Mr. Biden

‘Facts are stubborn things,” wrote John Adams; I’m tempted to add: “But not as stubborn as Joe Biden.” The vice president recently told the Brookings Institution that he has no doubt ...
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Longest. Lives. Ever.

  The Centers for Disease Control released its “National Vital Statistics Report” this week, and BuzzCharts was especially interested in the latest figures for life expectancy. It turns out that Americans ...
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The Jobless Recovery

  BuzzCharts spent much of 2003, 2004, and 2005 rebutting the media mantra that the U.S. was experiencing a “jobless recovery.” While unemployment rates bobbed between the upper end of 4 ...
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John Templeton, R.I.P.

John Templeton’s passing on July 8 brought me a considerable sense of loss. Unlike too many of the high-flying, power-hungry, money managers of the world, Templeton was both a great ...