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A number of bloggers in economics and the financial sector have risen to prominence through the sheer strength of their work. Note it was not their family connections nor ties to Ivy League schools or elite banks, but rather the strength of their research, analysis and writing.

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The feverish excitement of twenty had been something very noble, very beaut

The feverish excitement of twenty had been something very noble, very beautiful, but it had not been love.
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Nostalgia-- that's the basic sickness, and I never heard of a doctor who ca

Nostalgia-- that's the basic sickness, and I never heard of a doctor who can cure it.
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The Spirit calls, I must go fulfill the mission.

The Spirit calls, I must go fulfill the mission.
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Everything opens a new door, a book opens a new door, facts open a new door

Everything opens a new door, a book opens a new door, facts open a new door. So choose your favourite thing and I promise it will open a door.
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At school, I'd refuse to take part in biology lessons when animals were bei

At school, I'd refuse to take part in biology lessons when animals were being dissected. One time, the teacher announced that we would be gassing worms. So I ran around the room, gathered up all the worms and set them free in the fields. I just loved anim
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God' is an excuse to justify hate.

God' is an excuse to justify hate.
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I don't like to do material people have heard. Now, they like to hear mater

I don't like to do material people have heard. Now, they like to hear material that they know, because that's the stuff that made me famous, and, unfortunately, I don't do a ton of it.
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The most urgent necessity is, not that the State should teach, but that it

The most urgent necessity is, not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education. All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education.
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...the older I get, the more I believe that if love is to be judged by most

...the older I get, the more I believe that if love is to be judged by most of its visible effects, it looks more like hatred than friendship.
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The first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a free falling body

The first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a free falling body was Father Giambattista Riccioli.
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There exists a universal order that we each play a distinct role in carryin

There exists a universal order that we each play a distinct role in carrying out. Light always struggles to emerge from darkness. Each of us is the bearer of our own lantern. We find ourselves when we realize our place in an interconnected world. The stru
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I'm a born-again atheist.

I'm a born-again atheist.
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