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Brad DeLong


September 1, 2014, 10:18 am, 1327442

From Dennis Showalter: Tannenberg:

The roundup of [Samsonov's Russian] 2nd Army’s broken center continued throughout August 31. Skirmish lines and small columns of XVII Corps pushed their way through the forest from the north, collecting stragglers as they ...


September 1, 2014, 10:18 am, 1327441

September 1, 2014, 10:18 am, 1327440

It is kinda scary that I only knew what seven out of these fifteen were:

Greeks: Wikipedia:

Delta measures the rate of change of option value with respect to changes in the underlying asset's price.... Vega is the derivative of ...


September 1, 2014, 8:18 am, 1327398

Sam Wang: Senate Democrats Are Outperforming Expectations: "The PEC Senate poll snapshot is more favorable to Democrats than...

...The Upshot... The Monkey Cage... FiveThirtyEight, and Daily Kos.... Today’s PEC ...


August 31, 2014, 8:18 am, 1327145


August 30, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1327042

Over at Jacobin: Christian Parenti: Reading Hamilton From the Left: R"The Left has always favored Thomas Jefferson over Alexander Hamilton...

...But not only was Hamilton more progressive for his time, he has lessons for our response to climate change. Two hundred years ago, Alexander ...


August 30, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1327019

August 29, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1326794

August 29, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1326793

August 29, 2014, 8:18 am, 1326494

From Richard Atkinson: The Guns at Last Light:

No liberated city in Europe was more important to the Allied cause than Antwerp. By the mid-sixteenth century it had become the richest town on the Continent, surpassing even Venice and Genoa, with a hundred or ...