Van Dam, whose writing has largely centered on analysis of economic trends, has also addressed more offbeat topics, like “which birds are the biggest jerks at the feeder?”
“Andrew has distinguished himself as a brilliant analyst of data and has long helped set the agenda for our economics coverage. With this column, he’s going to spend more time on his passion for addressing quirkier questions,” said business editor Lori Montgomery in a statement. “The column will give Andrew the freedom to rummage around in a much broader range of topics, and to spend more time engaging with ideas that excite and intrigue our readers.”
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