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May 15, 2013 9:20 AM Wall Street Journal Continues Subversive Estate Tax Campaign

I’ve taught in elite academic settings for a while now. Academic life being what it is, many of my students come from wealthy backgrounds. Children of the affluent can attend great high schools and extra tutoring. They can take unpaid...

By Harold Pollack

February 14, 2013 10:00 AM Dept. of Not Ready for Prime Time

Okay, the water thing was fun but rapidly hit overkill; the fact that Sen. Marco Rubio was just repeating standard GOP rhetoric was true but unsurprising; and I figured there was no reason to get into the whole business because...

By Jonathan Bernstein

February 05, 2013 11:48 AM What We’ve Got Here Is Failure to Communicate

One of the central goals of our blog is to improve communication between political journalists and political scientists. From one direction, we want to make journalists aware of important and relevant scholarly research. From the other direction, we want to...

By Andrew Gelman

January 30, 2013 1:48 PM Hilary Mason on Data Sharing

Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bit.ly, has two posts on how and why companies like bit.ly should share data with academics. As a beneficiary (together with John and other members of a team of social scientists – we wrote the...

By Henry Farrell

January 14, 2013 11:49 AM Movie Review: Queen of Versailles

My friend Keith Humphreys posts many movie reviews. I’ll step on his turf today. On the recommendation of some friends, I finally caught the documentary: Queen of Versailles. Ezra Klein likes it a lot: The Queen of Versailles” began as...

By Harold Pollack