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    Green Blog: Stronger than the Storm?

    Sep 4, 13 • 440 Views • No Comments

    By Amy Tourgee, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and Environmental Studies undergraduate at Princeton University Well, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, meaning summer has finally come to an end. Pools are closing, kids are going back to school,......  [read more]

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    Confirmation Bias: Economic Thinkers

    Aug 25, 13 • 548 Views • No Comments

    I have been having fun with an economics quiz. All you have to do is answer at least 20 questions out of 100 to identify the economist whose ideas are most similar to yours. (All links are below.) But first, we should note that the site’s FAQ emphasizes......  [read more]

  • Comparative Advantage: A Natural Gas Dilemma

    Aug 17, 13 • 1212 Views • No Comments

    When the price of natural gas plunged in 2008, manufacturers smiled. As Dow Chemical’s CEO recently explained, cheaper natural gas means a $4 billion investment in 120 new manufacturing projects. Using cheap gas, Dow plans to build ethylene, propylene,......  [read more]

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    The Female Conquest of Colleges

    Jul 29, 13 • 598 Views • No Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and freshman at Columbia University This past year I went through the dreaded college process. In my preliminary search last summer, I found myself flipping though college guides and looking at the......  [read more]

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    Entitlements: A Baby Boomer Crisis?

    Jul 21, 13 • 390 Views • No Comments

    The good news is that many of us are living longer. (Afterwards, we will look at the bad news.) A new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) tells us that in 2010 the average US woman lived for 80.9 years and the average male, 76.3......  [read more]