Tag: Annie Logue

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Taxes Around the World

Americans have a unique phobia about taxes. Years ago, politicians told us that we could have more stuff by paying less money, and we liked...

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Numberscruncher: Sweden Is Not Socialist

Last week, a conservative friend asked me how I liked living in Sweden under Comrade Obama. I sighed. Somehow or another, it has become...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: The Funny Papers

The death spiral of the newspaper industry has been well documented -- but the once-proud comics section has been struggling for some time...

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Numberscruncher: Gift Cards, Bargains, and Scams

The latest trend in the “something for nothing on the Internet” game is the pay-to-bid auction site. The auction operator lets such...

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Numberscruncher: Insider Trading

It’s darn near impossible for an investment manager to beat the market once you adjust performance for risk and fees. Every quarter, when...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: N.E.D., “No Evidence of Disease”

Years ago, I had a friend who was a singer in a retro-punk band called Vaginal Cancer. He picked the name after his girlfriend had had a...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Trickling Down and Crowding Out

Americans have always had a fairly violent reaction to taxes, but they aren't inherently evil -- and in her latest Numberscruncher, Ann...

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Numberscruncher: The Olympics

The site of the 2016 Olympics will be announced on Friday, and Chicago is considered to be a close contender along with Rio de Janeiro....

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Numberscruncher: FedEx and Economic Recovery

Ben Bernanke said that the recession is over, but what he thinks isn’t important. The more important arbiter of the business cycle,...

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Numberscruncher: The Poorer Americans

With pure obviousness, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that median household income in the United States fell to $50,303 in 2008, a 3.6...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Twinn Connexion

In August of 1969, my grandparents took their younger children to New York City on vacation, where they saw the sights and met with their...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: The Beatles by the Numbers

We know it pays to be a Beatle. But just how well? In this week's Numberscruncher, Ann Logue takes a peek inside the world of Beatle...

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Numberscruncher: Think Win-Win!

I hate corporate jargon at least as much as the next person, and “Think Win-Win!” is one of many good reasons to be...

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Numberscruncher: Missing Women Manage to Cause Trouble

Having too many dudes around can be a terrible problem -- especially on a cultural level, as explored in the latest edition of Ann Logue's...

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Numberscruncher: The Magic of Medicare

Tired of hearing about health care? Tough luck, bitches! Ann Logue is all about the Medicare in this week's Numberscruncher....

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Numberscruncher: Public Choice

Who the hell is this four-eyed coot, and why is he sitting in the Popdose spotlight? Read Ann Logue's latest column to find out....

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Zachary Mexico, “China Underground”

Who is Zachary Mexico and what's he doing in the China Underground? Read Ann Logue's review of the new Soft Skull release to find...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Sorority Scandals

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Numberscruncher: Rational Regulation

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/d6vjrzUplWU" width="600" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" / The health-care...

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Current Events, Music, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Michael Jackson Didn’t Sell 750 Million Albums

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on the exaggerations and assumptions required to make the claim that Michael Jackson sold 750...

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Numberscruncher: Burials at Burr Oak

Alsip isn’t the leafy, angsty Chicago suburb of a John Hughes movie. If people know about it, it’s probably because they have...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Restaurant Review: Chrissie Hynde’s VegiTerranean

Chrissie Hynde: rock star, activist ... restaurateur? Ann Logue broke bread at Hynde's Akron, Ohio, eatery, VegiTerranean, and is back to...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Andrew Mueller, “I Wouldn’t Start From Here”

Andrew Mueller, I Wouldn’t Start From Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong (U.S. edition, 2009, Soft Skull) purchase...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Football and Finances

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/92wr1UfMN_w" width="425" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" / It’s been...

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Numberscruncher: Fireworks and the Fourth of July

John Adams started it. In addition to cowriting the Declaration of Independence and his role in the American Revolutionary War, Adams...

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Current Events, Music

Michael Jackson: A Freaky Yet Great Artist

Don’t think Michael Jackson’s death was a tragedy. He was 50, old enough to have outlived many of my friends and relatives....

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Numberscruncher: Suffer Unto Me the Little Children

In her latest Numberscruncher column, Ann Logue looks at the dark spot where church misconduct and economics intersect....

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Numberscruncher: Perfectly Imperfect Information

Eugene Fama is the Susan Lucci of the Nobel Prize world. He not only developed the Efficient Markets Hypothesis, which sits beneath almost...

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Numberscruncher: What Goes Around

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Smddcs5n0H0" width="425" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" / For the month of...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Test: By Lauren Luke Makeup

Lauren Luke is the other British YouTube sensation. And unlike Susan Boyle, she hasn’t been hospitalized for exhaustion. Instead,...