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How well do umpires make decisions?

By Daniel Storey, Chelsea Vail - July 31, 2015
How often are umpires wrong? When they're wrong, what kinds of errors do they make? And do they show...

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Read this: Price theory, robotic investors, and Charlie Munger

By Chelsea Vail - July 30, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Overcoming ethnic divides is crucial to Kenyan stock market growth

By Jane Porter - July 30, 2015
During his visit this week to Africa, President Obama spoke in Kenya of the need to overcome tribal divides, corruption, and...

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Cash isn't dead after all

By Dee Gill - July 29, 2015
The imminent death of cash has been predicted since at least 2012. Now those predictions...

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Will banks matter in a bitcoin age?

By Dee Gill - July 24, 2015
Financial technologies such as bitcoin, peer-to-peer lending, and crowdfunding are fledgling industries...

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Read this: Nudging the nudgers, pitching your project, and defining affordable housing

By Chelsea Vail - July 23, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Why groups are better at spotting liars

By Dee Gill - July 23, 2015
It's hard to know when someone is lying to you, despite plenty of tips suggesting facial features...

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Entrepreneurs: To get a deal done, use accounting

By Marty Daks - July 22, 2015
Say an entrepreneur seeks financing for a new project from a lender. The lender may worry that the borrower...

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Read this: Network failures, the American Dream, and Greditors

By Chelsea Vail - July 17, 2015

This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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How to talk like a Democrat (or a Republican)

By Jane Porter - July 16, 2015
What's the difference between an "undocumented worker" and an "illegal alien"? If this sounds like the setup...

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