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Earthquakes

> data(quakes)> head(quakes) lat long depth mag stations 1 -20.42 181.62 562 4.8 41 2 -20.62 181.03 650 4.2 15 3 -26.00 184.10 42 5.4 43 4 -17.97 181.66 626 4.1 19 5 -20.42 181.96 649 4.0 11 6 -19.68 … Continue reading

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Fair Trade cocoa price, 1996-2006 You can see from the above graph that fair trade certifiers aim not just to raise, but to raise and stabilise the price a farmer or cooperative receives for produce. Fact: There are many fair trade certifying … Continue reading

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Average Wages by US County, 1Q2011

When people pontificate about national politics, I find the dialogue too generalistic. “Technology X will create green jobs”. “Wall Street is making more than Main Street.” “The United States needs to invest more money in high tech. Routine production is … Continue reading

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[T]he firms that leaned most heavily on lobbyists have outperformed the S&P 500 by a whopping 11 percent per year since 2002. —Brad Plumer report by Strategas; chart appears both in wapo.st and econ.st (Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-outsized-returns-from-lobbying/2011/10/10/gIQADSNEaL_blog.html)

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Look at that vol! What is going on, world?

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Rat hippocampus, photographed by Thomas Deerinck. via billydalto (Source: http://www.olympusbioscapes.com/gallery/2010/2.html)

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(Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/us/23indiana.html?seid=auto&smid=tw-nytimes&pagewanted=all)

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