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World Trade Spin

We might be able to divide the world between economic thinkers and everyone else. I noted yesterday that economist Gregory Mankiw, as President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chair, said th…

Are X-Men Human?

The U.S. government had to decide whether X-Men are human. Our story starts with the U.S. Customs office. Included in a very long list of items that enter the U.S. are “dolls” and “t…

Chinese Imports

Are you paying more for your clothing? According to NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris, women’s shirt prices, dresses, sweaters, all that government statisticians consider female “…