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- Garden Catalogues 2014: Which One Is Best? (Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance) All you need to know about quality, ratings and strengths of garden seed companies and about some of the supplies they also purvey, from a Global Economic Intersection regular.
- Political vendettas ‘as American as apple pie’ (Leigh Ann Caldwell, Political Ticker, CNN) Hat tip to Alun Hill, MCIJ Daily. This was prompted by the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “escapade” this week.
“Imagine if Vice President Joe Biden had killed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew because of deep-seated political disagreements. That’s what happened in 1804 during a long-running dispute between Vice President Aaron Burr and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. The final chapter between the two political foes turned deadly when Burr killed Hamilton in a gun duel.”
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