Georg Erber (DIW Berlin): What is Unorthodox Monetary Policy? Past Horizons profiles John Lewis Burckhardt, the man who discovered a “lost” wonder of the world. The difference between being lied to, and lied for: David Ropeik on why we let politicians lie. From Comment, products become obsolete; people grow — which legacy of leadership is likely to stand the test of time? Valerie Jarrett is the other power in the West Wing. The tip jar shall be the downfall of this Great Republic, evidence from 2012 and 1916: Tipping is an aristocratic conceit — “There you go, my good man, buy your starving family a loaf” — best left to an aristocratic age. Here’s another way the rich are different from you and me: they give proportionately less to charity — especially when they live in neighborhoods full of other rich people. Jeremy Stangroom on having sex when drunk — a moral dilemma.

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