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Are Trade Sanctions Ever Worth It: Part II

In researching American sanctions against Japan prior to World War II, I was taken by John Denson’s essay “Roosevelt and the First Shot: A Study of Deceit and Deception” all the way back to the First World War. Denson argues in his essay that a proper understanding of WWII requires a recognition of the role

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Krugman by the Numbers — Is Greece Really the Hardest Working County in Europe?

In his column this morning, New York Times opinion writer Paul Krugman makes an argument for Greece as a harder working country than Europe. In general, this claim seems a little bit messy and difficult to substantiate by any metric, but the way Krugman does it is surprisingly careless.   The Greeks aren’t lazy–on the

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