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The Briefing 10-16-13

1) Why is America a magnet for Nobel Laureates? 

Economists Clash on Theory, but Will Still Share the Nobel, New York Times (Binyamin Applebaum)

Nobels and National Greatness, Wall Street Journal (Bret Stephens)

2) Among heavy gamblers, losers outnumber winners by 128 to 1

How Often Do Gamblers Really Win?, Wall Street Journal (Mark Maremont and Alexandra Berzon)

3) In New York, highly biased ballot language favoring gambling distorts the democratic process

Casino Referendum Led Gambling Industry to Spend Richly in Albany, New York Times (Thomas Kaplan)

4) If private counseling isn’t protected by 1st Amendment, nothing is

Protecting the Speech We Hate, New York Times (Paul Sherman and Robert McNamara)