Adam Davidson Adam Davidson is a contributor to Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine.

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Why Matzo Makers Love Regulation

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Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?

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Meet Claudia, The High-Tech Cow

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A Revival In American Manufacturing, Led By Brooklyn Foodies

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What Do The Dow's Daily Swings Mean? Not Much.

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The Transformation Of American Factory Jobs, In One Company

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The History Of Factory Jobs In America, In One Town

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Will Hurricane Cleanup Stimulate The Economy?

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The Indie-Rock Club Behind Omaha's $100 Million Creative Boom

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Looking For A High-Tech Job? Try Cotton.

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N.Y. Library Offers Free Access To Fashion Trove

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What To Make Of U.S.'s Debt To China

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