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Ben Casselman

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Chief economics writer for Five-Thirty-Eight; former staff writer for the Wall Street Journal

Ben Casselman on KCRW

It's often said that justice demands that the punishment fit the crime. Now judges in Pennsylvania may be passing sentence based on crimes that have not yet happened.

Predicting the Future: Using Risk Assessment for Criminal Sentencing

It's often said that justice demands that the punishment fit the crime. Now judges in Pennsylvania may be passing sentence based on crimes that have not yet happened.

from To the Point

The "unsinkable"  Titanic  met its tragic end on an ill-fated voyage 100 years ago this weekend, but it's hardly forgotten.

The 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

The "unsinkable" Titanic met its tragic end on an ill-fated voyage 100 years ago this weekend, but it's hardly forgotten.

from To the Point

One year after the  worst oil spill  in US history, what's the condition of the environment, the economy and the culture from Louisiana to Florida?

The Gulf Oil Spill, One Year Later

One year after the worst oil spill in US history, what's the condition of the environment, the economy and the culture from Louisiana to Florida?

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