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The insidious reach of error

I have become deeply interested in the origins of money, which means reading the work of various historical anthropologists. As is often the case when reading other social scientists on matters of economic significance, one comes across a fair bit of economist envy. Compared to other social science academics (and, for that matter, humanities academics), […]

UK Conservative Party Conference

Conservative leader David Cameron has said he is “ready to be tested” if his party wins power, in his last conference speech ahead of an election. He said times would be “tough” but his party would “rebuild responsibility” to “put Britain back on her feet”… Mr Cameron praised some Labour achievements, including the minimum wage […]