Monthly Archives: March 2000

On giving to charity

Steven Landsburg, the “armchair economist”, wrote a piece on the internet about how everybody should give all their charitable contributions to one charity. Read it, and then read my reply: Steven — You’re right, your theory on giving to charities … Continue reading

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Notes on campaign finance

Aditya Chakrabortty was kind enough to draw my attention to a piece in the Washington Post about George W Bush’s money situation. The numbers are mind-blowingly scary, it’s true. George Bush has already spent $64 million, not counting the millions … Continue reading

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Notes on jaundice

When I was growing up, I used to get extremely excited whenever a letter arrived for me in the mail. Just as I could never understand why grown-ups didn’t just eat Mars bars the whole time, I couldn’t comprehend how … Continue reading

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