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Still Waters Run Deep

Zachary Kurtz September 19, 2009

' From the way politicians blabber politically correct economic rhetoric - promising job creation, recovery, stimulus, etc. - it may surprise you to learn that most economic theorists didn't consider the state as an economic agent in their models until the mid-20th century. In the 1960s, Public Choice Theory began to postulate how politicians and government bureaucrats acting in rational self-interest were actually a powerful economic force.

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Closing Remarks

Zachary Kurtz May 5, 2009
It has been an interesting year to be a newspaper editor, particularly of the opinion section. Maybe it's just me, but it seems as though significant events have been cropping up at a higher frequency than usual - war, political change, economic crises, technological revolutions, disease scares, acts of terrorism, new university presidents.
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Stony Brook Welcomes President Stanley

Zachary Kurtz April 25, 2009
After waiting almost an entire year, we have finally find out who Stony Brook University's new president will be. After 15 years under the tutelage of Shirley Strum Kenny, who came out of the Arts ' Humanities world, Stony Brook is starting a new chapter with Samuel L.
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Why Creationism is not Science

Zachary Kurtz October 5, 2008
For the purposes of this article, I consider Creationism, also falsely know as "Creation Science," as the same thing as "Intelligent Design." While in reality, there are subtle differences; the Intelligent Design movement is merely a renewed attempted at hijacking science for the sake of religion, by the religious right in this (and other) countries.
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