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29 June 2008
by andrew
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one for on the road

Yglesias: I’m not sure a drunken commute is really the ideal we need to be aspiring toward. I don’t know about that. It may be more dangerous to outlaw alcohol on transit than to allow it.

22 June 2008
by andrew
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economics of journamalism, 2

By the time Bartley Hubbard found a place with Mr. Witherby on the Events, he had already learned something of the relationship between business and the press. Arriving in Boston newly married and unemployed, Bartley put his experience as a … Continue reading

19 June 2008
by andrew
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the economics of journamalism, 1

The future of journalism has attracted a lot of attention lately, what with all the pressure the online media have been putting on traditional print and broadcast organizations. But some kinds of pressure haven been around a lot longer. From … Continue reading

17 June 2008
by andrew
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transfers

I’ve been meaning to start writing about transportation stuff ever since this post, but other things have gotten in the way. Here are some links I’ve collected in the last month: Over at The Bellows, Ryan Avent asks his commenters, … Continue reading

16 June 2008
by andrew
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history: older than it looks

If you’re reading this blog, you probably have already seen Rick Perlstein’s posts on Box 722. If you haven’t, they’re fascinating and you should go read them. I was struck by this statement in the second post: One thing to … Continue reading

16 June 2008
by andrew
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clean finance

I’ve never followed New York politics, so when the Eliot Spitzer scandal broke, I didn’t know much about Spitzer’s earlier career. I was in New York at the time and I followed the coverage fairly closely for about a month … Continue reading

16 June 2008
by andrew
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what you pay for

It looks like not a single person other than me has read this blog in the past couple of days, so I don’t think anyone has noticed I changed themes. But I have. It should be more readable: the normal … Continue reading

15 June 2008
by andrew
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My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you.

[Note: This post originally appeared on my old blog on June 15, 2008 and I am posting it here under that date. I didn’t want to carry over that whole blog, but I did want to keep this post with … Continue reading

15 June 2008
by andrew
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My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you.

I read this Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s … Continue reading

14 June 2008
by andrew
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subtlety

I don’t know the politics of Ted Turner, but I saw in the listings that this movie was playing on Turner Classic Movies last night. I’d never heard of it before. I’ve still never seen it.