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Angus Deaton Richly Deserves His Nobel

A hallmark of his work: no wishful thinking.

Man of the hour.

Photo: Princeton University Office of Communications/Denise Applewhite

Angus Deaton, this year's winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is a rarity: a careful social scientist and an honest policy wonk. In recent years, economics has had no better champion.

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