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WSJ Online

Did the WSJ online blog again… this week with Andrew Sandwick (of Vox Baby fame.)

Filed under: Economics


Moving up to more storage and bandwidth. Pardon the growing pains. Let em know if anything is not working properly…

Filed under: Website

Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Discipline

Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Discipline – Center for American Progress
According to the president’s budget director, you can have your cake and eat it too. To top it off, Joshua Bolton says you can lose weight at the same time.

Filed under: Economics

Bye Bernie

Bernie Saffran was one of the best econ teachers our there, and a genuinely nice guy. Like many other econ majors, I took his famous theory seminar at swarthmore. Most of what I learned in economic was built on a solid base of core theory which came from that course. He will indeed be missed.

From: Ben Keys
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 1:22 PM
To: swarthmore2001
Subject: [Class01] Passing of Bernie Saffran
I am so sorry to have to pass along more sad news. Economics professor Bernie Saffran died of a heart attack on Monday. Bernie was an ever-present part of the Swarthmore campus since long before we were born, and had a wide influence on Swarthmore and the field of economics as a prominent figure in the department, an accomplished author, and a dedicated advisor. He will be deeply missed. I will pass along any information I get on services for Bernie as soon as it becomes available. I hope I can be the bearer of good news one of these days…
My best wishes to you all,

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