The Use & Abuse of Words

John Adams notably wrote that “facts are stubborn things.”  Words, however, can be fluid, flexible, and subject at times to arbitrary diktat.  This last sense was famously expressed in Alice in Wonderland  “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather...

The 2016 Economics Nobel

From the redoubtable David Warsh of Economic Principals: When the Nobel Prizes were established, in 1901, the Nobel Foundation for perhaps a decade sought to spirit laureates into Stockholm in order that they should be available when their recognition was announced....

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