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Phlawed phishing

Clearly the writer is not an alumnus of Econ 479. A tip: When in receipt of such message, count the errors. One is forgiveable, two not—and almost always a sure sign of a scam.

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Written by gregorymcnamee

August 26, 2016 at 9:37 pm

The eternal verities

It all comes down to supply and demand.

Written by gregorymcnamee

April 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Plunder will out

“Sooner or later, academic dishonesty will be discovered.” So says the student handbook of the Army War College, the site of this urgent case of apparent plagiarism.

Written by gregorymcnamee

July 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Plagiarism in the real world

Property theft has consequences.

Written by gregorymcnamee

November 6, 2013 at 4:57 am

Plagiarism vs. copyright infringement

Though the discussion is a little technical, some useful notes on the differences are to be found here.

Written by gregorymcnamee

September 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Growing the House of Representatives

“Indeed, the lower chamber of Congress has had the same number of members for so long that many Americans assume that its 435 seats are constitutionally mandated.”

An interesting example of an op-ed piece. More

Written by gregorymcnamee

January 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Posted in Economic writing, Law

Plagiarism in the Digital Age

A useful New York Times article here. A hint: changing the font color from purple to black won’t cut it.

Written by gregorymcnamee

August 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm