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Monthly Archives: April 2007

First, a blanket apology to all that I may offend. I did, for the record, pass this by Dr. Coats, a Virginia Tech alum. Dr. Coats also made a number of suggestions that I incorporated in this post, but I’ll take the rap for this one if you don’t like it. I am certainly not […]

Why would a bunch of illegal immigrants want to gather in one place looking for work? An article from nola.com concerning the market for “day-laborers” in New Orleans may have the answer. Not surprisingly, these folks wish to hang out in the parking lot of places like Lowe’s or Home Depot. It would seem that […]

Those of you who are baseball fans would have to be in a vacuum not to notice the festivities associated with celebrating the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball. I do not in the least bit wish to marginalize the importance of Jackie Robinson, both for baseball and for race […]

I just heard on the news about the death of Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut was a great writer, sure, but why mention him on a blog about economics? Vonnegut often saw the absurdity of certain things that we as humans have attempted to do. One of his great works was a very short story entitled “Harrison […]

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