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Anthony Rizzo's Call Up: Was the Timing a Good Signal for Cubs Fans?

The man that many consider the Cubs top prospect, slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo, made his Cubs debut Tuesday against

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Herald Staff Names the Worst Students on the Wisconsin-Madison Campus

The Badger Herald has named the names of the worst people on the University of Wisconsin.  Seems that these people

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economics

Paul Samuelson Dead at 94

This is not sports-related, but it's certainly economics-related. Paul Samuelson, the great liberal economist and Nobel laureate, has passed away

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An Application of the Backwards Bending Supply Curve

The law of supply says that when the price of a good rises, all else equal, the quantity supplied of

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Call for Papers - Missouri Valley Economics Association Conference

Michael Davis and I are arranging North American Association of Sports Economists (NAASE) – affiliated sports economics sessions for the 2015

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economics

Rinkonomics, Ultimate Frisbeeconomics, and Spontaneous Order

Can sports be played without referees?  Can life be lived without "referees?"  Ultimate Frisbee is often played without officials, but

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Disney Has a Near-Monopoly on Bowl Games This Year.

Does it seem that almost every bowl game is on ESPN?  That's because almost every bowl game *is* on ESPN.

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Deadline Extended: NAASE Sessions at the MVEA Annual Meeting in Memphis

The deadline for proposals for NAASE sessions at this year's MVEA annual meeting in Memphis has been extended to August

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RIP James Buchanan

Nobel laureate James Buchanan has died at the age of 93.  Well known for his work on public choice, he

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