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White America is quietly self-segregating

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There's a small town in Minnesota called Worthington. It's a place that fascinates sociologists. In the 1980s, Worthington was on its way to becoming a ghost town, like many other ...

Bloomberg View Columnists Say Farewell to the Chief

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Signing out. Photographer: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share Barack ObamaJan 10, 2017 9:30 AM ESTa | ADuring his eight years in office, Bloomberg View has published hundreds of ...

Don’t Blame Davos Man for Globalization’s Limits

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Davos men (and women). Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share EconomicsTyler Cowen is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University and ...

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

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In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years,

Tribal Warfare in Economics Is a Thing of the Past

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Useful once upon a time. Source: Hoberman collection/uig/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share EconomicsNoah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook ...

17 Metrics to Watch in the Trump Era

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Tracking Trump's traction. Photographer: Kena Betancur/Getty ImagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share White HouseJan 20, 2017 10:29 AM ESTa | ADonald Trump ran for president on a swamp-draining platform of radical ...

Top Economists Grapple With Public Disdain for Initiatives They Championed

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Jan. 8, 2017 6:05 p.m. ET CHICAGO—The nation’s leading economists are suffering an identity crisis as many of the institutions they helped build and causes they advanced have come in ...

How Economists Can Stay Relevant Under Trump

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It could be worse. Source: Watford/mirrorpix/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share EconomicsNoah Smith is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University, and ...

What to protest Black Lives Matter continued

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Following up on yesterday’s discussion, I received this in my email: I think you protest society (and whatever you think the cause is) on the unconditional probabilities but only protest ...

‘The Mooch’ Earns the Ear of Donald Trump

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Updated Jan. 10, 2017 11:30 a.m. ET Wall Street’s hedge-fund showman is ready to leave investing behind for a new act in Washington. Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital ...

Invest and Profit With the POTUS Indexes

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Market-mover. Photographer: Jim Watson/afp/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share InvestingBarry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research ...