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Look, ma! I’ve come up with an equation that governs economic growth. I dream up such off-the-wall concepts between 4 and 5 a.m. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum would perhaps attribute this to divine inspiration. Sigmund Freud would probably point to a psychological disorder or blame my mother. What my equation lacks is academic flourish. I’ll have to outsource this task to a top-flight, low-cost think tank to sprinkle some exponents and integral functions, to add just enough obfuscation to confuse even Nobel Laureate and Energy Secretary Paul Chu.

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