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with the Copy Editor

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Economic Principals has been preparing for months to move to Substack’s publishing platform next week, figuring out what to bring and what to leave behind. A critical feature also will make the move: EP’s conscience, teacher, and fellow-traveler, the Copy Editor. We met mornings some forty years ago, walking to the paper from the train. He was working in the library at the time, having turned down an offer from The Atlantic Monthly. I was a newly-hired economics reporter. We’d attended the same college, fifteen years apart, read some of the same books. We had undertaken similar undergraduate theses: his