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Vote for me. Mickey Kaus, Huffington Post. I would if I could. (Watch the video.)

Economic growth and institutional reform. William Galston, Brookings. Essential reading, but...

The question is whether we will be able to adopt the needed changes in an atmosphere of reflection and deliberation, or whether we will delay until a worse crisis compels us to act.

Unfortunately, I think I know the answer.

The future of America's (white) working class. Joel Kotkin, NewGeography. The danger of British disease (thanks A&L).

Sympathy deformed. Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal. Further lessons from Britain (and Tanzania).

How to save the newspaper business. PJ O'Rourke, Weekly Standard.

What I propose is "Pre-Obituaries"--official notices that certain people aren't dead yet accompanied by brief summaries of their lives indicating why we wish they were.

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Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View. He was the Washington columnist for the Financial Times, and before that worked at The Economist for more than 20 years, including 11 years as deputy editor. Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics. More

Crook writes about the intersection of politics and economics.

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