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“The Dismal Science” in The Yale Book of Quotations

Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations: Among the more than 12,000 quotations in The Yale Book of Quotations, many have stories to tell transcending the quotation itself.  The famous epithet for the discipline of economics, “the dismal science,” is said by some standard reference

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NYTimes Holiday Book Review

Six books published by Yale University Press are featured in the annual New York Times Holiday Book Review, out this past weekend. Francis Fukuyama’s America at the Crossroads was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2006 by the Review’s editors. Reviewer David Hajdu wrote of An Anthology of

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Comer wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

In a press release, the University of Louisville announced today that Dr. James Comer, Maurice Falk professor of child psychiatry at Yale University, has been named the  winner of the 2007 Grawemeyer Award in Education for his work Leave No Child Behind: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World (Yale University

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Yale Titles Make Amazon’s “Best Of” Lists

Just like the strains of “Jingle Bells” floating through the grocery stores, the annual Best Of lists have (already) begun to appear. is early out of the gate this year, releasing both their Editors’ Picks and their Customers’ Favorites this week. Among the Editors’ Picks for the Top 50

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Globalizing Major League Baseball

Posted by Alan Klein, author of the newly published GROWING THE GAME: The Globalization of Major League Baseball. For Major League Baseball (MLB), globalization is an important way of staving off a serious decline at its core.  Despite having set records in attendance and revenue figures, as well as posting

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Cartoons from the Kremlin

How did the rulers of the Soviet Union pass the time during long Politburo meetings in the Kremlin? They doodled. Sketching on notebook pages, official letterheads, and the margins of draft documents, prominent Soviet leaders in the 1920s and 1930s amused themselves and their colleagues with drawings of one another.

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Andrew Winston on The Invisible Hand Podcast

Andrew Winston, co-author of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, was recently interviewed on the Invisible Hand Podcast with Chris Gondek. Listen to the Podcast here.

China Rising

Posted by Reed Hundt, author of In China’s Shadow. While Iraq burns, China, inexorably, strengthens. Not a day goes by without reading in the newspaper, any newspaper, signs of China’s increasing economic prowess. But in a real sense, it’s not the Chinese government or even Chinese workers that pose a

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Why Arendt Matters

Saturday, October 14, marks the centennial of the birth of Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), the German-born political philosopher whose analysis of the nature of power, totalitarianism, and the “banality of evil” still resonates powerfully in our own time. “So it is no accident,” says Edward Rothstein in the New York Times,

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More Royal Maneuvering

“Though Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and the king has only limited formal political power, he is highly influential and is revered by the Thai public after more than 5o years on the throne. Armored vehicles seen moving in the capital bore ribbons of bright yellow, a color associated with

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