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Ville Rantala (Aalto): How Do Investment Ideas Spread through Social Interaction? Evidence from a Ponzi Scheme. Here are 12 charts and maps that explain the Greek crisis. Pan Pylas and David McHugh on the case for Greece: When it forgave Germany’s debt. Elaine Teng on why you couldn’t care less about the Greek crisis. What are the geostrategic implications of a Grexit? A spurned Greece could become a nightmare for the EU and NATO. James Galbraith on Greece: Only the “No” can save the euro (and more). Still bullish on Europe’s future: The European Union is a work in progress, but it is a stunning piece of work. How about a global currency? Most countries and companies would benefit if the world, not just Europe, used a single currency. From Commentary, Noah Rothman on Obama’s “Best Week Ever” and the coming backlash. Why are conservatives defending Donald Trump? When admissions interviews get weird: Ted Cruz says in his new memoir that he was hung over that day at Brown University — but, say admissions officers, that was tame compared with what they’ve seen. Robert P. George on defending academic freedom even when you disagree: “My colleague Peter Singer of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton is under attack”. Campbell Simpson on how Reddit is tearing itself apart. Led by pirates, Iceland legalizes blasphemy. Beware celebrities: Jack Mirkinson on how star-humping ruined Henry Louis Gates’s career.