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sleight-of-hand

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  • Once again, the noxious sleight-of-hand of conflating Social Security together with Medicare, and using the (undeniable) problems of the latter as cover to steal from the (completely solvent) former.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Kolbe-Boyd Plan

  • To get a clear picture of the * scope* of the accounting sleight-of-hand that the CBPP engaged in (as explained by our host) to make most of the cost of Medicare "go away" and let Krugman reach his "startling" conclusion, let's compare GAO's deficit projections to CBPP's and Krugman's:

    The Budget Debate, VII, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In 1959, at age 14, he ran away from home to study with the great 20th-century sleight-of-hand master Dai Vernon—a man who once fooled Harry Houdini with a card trick.

    Pick a Card, Any Card

  • I think what bothers me the most is that it's supposed to look like fancy sleight-of-hand po-mo storytelling when it only increases my suspicion that they are making it up as they go along, and going back to patch up inconvenient inconsistencies.

    What's with all the flashbacks?

  • L'Amour de Loin (2000), Adriana Mater (2006), Emilie (2010)• Judith Weir (born UK, 1954)There's remarkable theatrical sleight-of-hand in all Weir's operas, matched to music whose delicate economy conceals a remarkable dramatic power, so that music and narrative combine in teasingly unexpected ways.

    Opera in the modern age

  • There is no reason the honest efforts of individuals to provide goods and services through the international marketplace should be defeated by sleight-of-hand currency effects.

    Lagarde's Golden Opportunity

  • The experience of these two years shows that a large part of the Chinese economic miracle has been built on a foundation of ill-considered lending and accounting sleight-of-hand.

    Beijing's Financial Day of Reckoning Is Near

  • The near-wordless "Illusionist" tells Tati's melancholic tale of an aging, traveling magician at the dawn of rock and roll -- and of the girl who fairly believes that his hat-and-rabbit sleight-of-hand means this man is capable of genuine magic.

    The 'Riffs Interview: 'ILLUSIONIST' filmmaker Sylvain Chomet delves into art, inspiration & Oscars

  • I wondered if it was magic, some clever sleight-of-hand trick that rendered it weightless at such times.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

  • Roger Hanna's set for "A Little Journey," for instance, turns Ms. Crothers's sleeper car into a simple but handsome-looking revolving carousel, a sleight-of-hand trick that gives the production a feeling of forward movement unrivaled by infinitely more complicated and expensive Pullman-car sets.

    Welcome Back, Rachel Crothers

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