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Brian Gongol


August 8, 2008

The American Way Mankiw advises candidates on "How to win the economist vote"
Of course, with counter-populist suggestions like expanding free trade, liberalizing immigration policy, and leaving the oil companies alone, he's not only mostly right -- he's also swimming against a pretty strong tide of popular opinion. Just because the majority feels a certain way doesn't mean it's right: The Macarena was once the most popular dance in America. The gap between the popular and the correct would be one of the things we ought to try to fill with, say, informative and entertaining radio and television programming. Related: In another test of counter-populist thought, "speculation" isn't always a bad thing.

Computers and the Internet If the teacher is too slow to follow students' nonverbal cues, bring in a computer to do the work

Humor and Good News Giving "trouser snake" a whole new meaning
(Video) KCCI-TV meteorologist gets a python caught in his shorts at the Iowa State Fair. Literally, it's a python. KCCI has had some pretty good blooper reels in the past.

Water News Thirsty Olympic Games

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