Economics Editor and Columnist, Wall Street Journal
variety.com — Related Stories James Gandolfini has died in Italy at the age of 51, according to HBO. He was on vacation at the time. The "Sopranos" actor appeared this year in "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." He had been working on Fox Searchlight's "Animal Rescue."
online.wsj.com — The American tradition of tinkering -- the spark for inventions from the telephone to the Apple computer -- is making a comeback, boosted by renewed interest in hands-on work amid the economic crisis and falling prices of high-tech tools and materials. The modern milling machine, able to shape metal with hairbreadth precision, revolutionized industry.
urbanizationproject.org — Paul Romer Follow Paul Romer on Twitter The front-page story on urbanization in China that The New York Times published on Sunday June 16 shows how the same facts and quotes can suggest different narratives. Here is the narrative suggested by this story: The Chinese government is forcing farmers to move to cities.
The Economic Impact of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Actcbo.gov — The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) would revise laws governing immigration and the enforcement of those laws, allowing for a significant increase in the number of noncitizens who could lawfully enter the United States permanently or temporarily.
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