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Economic Principals is very much a Vietnam veteran

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It has taken six months, but with this edition, Economic Principals finally makes good on its previously announced intention to move to Substack publishing.  What took so long? I can’t blame the pandemic. Better to say it’s complicated. EP originated in 1983 as a column in the business section of the Boston Sunday Globe. It appeared there for 18 years, winning a Loeb award in the process. (I had won another Loeb a few years before, at Forbes.) The logic of EP was simple: It zeroed in on economics because Boston was the world capital of the discipline; it emphasized