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What We're Reading: February 16, 2018

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Here’s a quick round-up of some of the links shared by Mercatus Center scholars this week: Adam Thierer says that Steven Pinker is our “greatest living prophet of progress,” and just started reading his new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Thierer also just finished Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy by Tim Harford, and calls it a “wonderful exploration of the ‘everyday miracles that surround us.’” Daniel Griswold shared "At Least Congress Isn’t at Fisticuffs," a Wall Street Journal op-ed that reminds us that February 15th was the 220th anniversary of a physical fight in the House of Representatives. Of note, the fight was started when one Representative spit tobacco juice on one Roger Griswold of Connecticut (any relationship to

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Robert Murphy writes Jeff Should Go to More Bible Sessions

Tyler Durden writes Are China’s “Drone Swarms” The Military Weapon Of The Future?

Here’s a quick round-up of some of the links shared by Mercatus Center scholars this week:

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