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Apr.6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 10

At home at Terrace

In response to: Taking aim at comedy; grad students at Terrace

By Alan Johnson *08

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

I think the inclusion of grad students at Terrace Club (On the Campus, Jan. 19) is a great thing. As an undergrad alum of a big state school, on those nights when I felt the urge to head to the Street, I felt most at home at Terrace. Probably only a small fraction of grad...

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Economic remedies

In response to: An economic life

By Kai L. Chan *08

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

It was such a delight to read about Alan Blinder ’67 (feature, March 2). I was fortunate enough to have met Blinder when I was at Princeton. (Blinder was on my dissertation committee, as was Paul Krugman.) In addition to being a giant in the field of economics, Blinder is...

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Tight-jawed over tax credit

In response to: An economic life

By H. Philip Brandt II ’60

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

Every spring, as I do the taxes of my stepdaughter, I get tight-jawed about the earned income credit (EIC), a massive giveaway to the welfare class, courtesy of American workers and retirees. I’ve been unsure where to direct my disgust with the throw-money-at-the-problem...

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Using a misleading term

In response to: An economic life

By Laurence C. Day ’55

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

PAW twice refers to Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s $600 billion “quantitative easing” initiative as “printing new money.” This is not what is being done, and it is destructively misleading to label it as such. This journalistic misnomer has had the unfortunate consequence of...

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Being part of an elite

In response to: After a 'go/no-go moment,' arts center plan in jeopardy

By Alan McKenney ’75

Published in the April6, 2011 issue

The conflict between the University and the borough described in the March 2 Campus Notebook article is saddening but not surprising. The University community — students, faculty, and administration — on the whole tends not to think about the community outside the campus,...

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