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    Piketty Envy

    Rather than embracing the way the best-selling economist’s work advances their vision, influential Marxists browbeat him for being insufficiently orthodox.

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    A 1930s Battle to Keep Big Money Out of College Sports

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    My postdoc gig was both prestigious and precarious.

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    Digital Dialects

    Changes in the language are as much a part of the story of technology as innovative new products.