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1. Earmarks do cause higher spending.

2. Exactly when was Ireland capable of having a balanced budget?

3. Excellent travel photo albums, mostly of Asia and Latin America, by Jodi Ettenberg, a marshmallow enthusiast.  Here is why she did it.  Here is Q&A (another interview here):

Q: What drives your instinct to travel?

A: A desire to soak up as much as possible, as intensely as possible. I know this sounds broad, but it applies to almost every facet of what I've done these past few years. I am continuously energized by learning new things and experiencing them firsthand.

She skipped undergrad and went right to law school, saving up money for the purpose of later travel and eating street food around the world.  Here are her tips for how to pack for a year.


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