Correctly Assessing President Ronald Reagan


Written by Frank Li

In two previous posts, I discussed "American conservatism" (What is American Conservatism, Anyway?) and called Donald Trump a true Reagan conservative (Who is Donald Trump, Anyway?). Neither post can be fully appreciated without an objective assessment of President Ronald Reagan, which is what this post is about ...

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What We Read Today 23 May 2016

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Documentary Of The Week: The Birth Of God's Equation

Written by John Lounsbury

As a young man Albert Einstein is reported to have said he wanted to find the mathematical description of God. He envisioned it would be only an inch or a few inches long. He became a very mediocre student and after he received a degree in physics none of his professors would recommend him for a job. It was only through the efforts of a family friend that he was able to gain employment as a low level patent file clerk in the Swiss patent office. This week the story of what happened to the young Einstein and how the few years as a patent clerk ended transforming him and the future of the world.


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Infographic Of The Day: Craziest Cars Owned By Celebrities

We all know that celebrities love to flaunt their new cars. But these celebrities have taken it to a whole new level.

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Video of the Day:

“Space Story: A Bad Day” is a wonderful mashup of scenes from 25 different space and science fiction movies that is entertaining to watch. The video was created by Luc Bergeron and he did a great job of editing all the scenes together to make this video. See how many of the movies you recognize by seeing the complete list at the end of the video. If you want to see another great video from Zapatou watch Best of Web 2015.

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Brexit Would Be Death Knell For British Influence In The World

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Catherine Gegout, University of Nottingham

David Cameron warned in a major foreign policy speech on May 9 that peace and stability cannot be assured in Europe if the UK leaves the European Union. The prime minister is right: the EU is a guarantee for peace in Europe.

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May 2016 Chemical Activity Barometer Accelerated for Third Consecutive Month.

from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) expanded 1.0 percent in May following a revised 0.8 percent increase in April and 0.1 percent increase in March. All data is measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA).

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