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  1. How well does government work? Economists call for evaluations.
  2. UMass Amherst grad student Thomas Herndon finds coding errors in key debt-load paper by Reinhart and Rogoff.
  3. Price dives: gold, cupcakes, and chicken wings.
  4. Databases that track employee theft.
  5. The debate on an internet sales tax.
  6. Matt Ridley on homo economicus: “It is futile to ask whether people are naturally cooperative or selfish. They can be either, depending on the circumstances.”