Soldiers erect fence at Greek border to keep out "economic migrants."
Sen. Bernie Sanders’s “upstart presidential candidacy is being fueled by voter sentiment that hasn’t been so prominent for nearly a century: a fight between the economic haves and have-nots,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “It’s a stewing sense of unfairness [...]
Dire prostitution in Greece.When the economic crisis began in Greece, the going rate for sex with a prostitute was 50 euros ($53).... Now, it’s fallen to as low as two euros ($2.12) for a 30-minute session.Meanwhile, in NYC, women have...Show More Summary
In the budget-conscious world of today's NHL, drafting and developing players is the most economical way for a team to boost its talent quotient. But situations can get interesting when talented young players are in line for new contracts. Show More Summary
Stocks largely gained in a thinly traded Thanksgiving week—small moves logged while Wall Street welcomed a spate of economic data and a cautious outlook for holiday spending that many traders see doing little to nudge the Federal Reserve from a December interest rate hike (figure 1). You heard that right. The [...]
The World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index on Wednesday. One of the crucial factors in ensuring that the gap between the genders closes as fast as possible is education. So we took a look at the countries where women are more likely to go into tertiary education and are better educated than men. Show More Summary
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO LET IT WORK FOR US: Singapore: the Power of Economic Freedom.
In his speech last week, Sanders said what every presidential candidate ought to say about ISIS and the Middle East. Bernie Sanders’s economic populism and domestic agenda receive a lot attention, and they should – he’s a unique and important voice on these fronts. Show More Summary
INTRODUCTION Moscow is the capital and the largest city of Russia with 12.2 million residents within the city and 16.8 within its urban area. It is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre in Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city in the entire European continent. Show More Summary
Twenty years of economic growth averaging less than 1 percent have failed to convince Japan's leaders — and apparently its citizens — that Keynesian-style government spending and handouts are not the answer to turning that long-suffering...Show More Summary
The United States has consistently been indulgent to Turkey in its support for the Islamic State and its reluctance to impose international economic sanctions against the jihadist group, US experts told Sputnik.
The story of how a teacher ended up $410,000 in debt reveals the deep contradictions in the federal government’s approach to student loans.
HSBC whistleblower jailed in absentia by Swiss court 27 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright EPA A Swiss court has convicted a former HSBC worker of economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in jail. Herve Falciani was on trial for leaking bank data that led to tax evasion probes worldwide against […]
What little credibility the shamanistic voodoo religion that is economics had, it lost over the past 2 years when even the most modest downtick in economic activity was blamed on the "weather." It appears that as part of their conversion...Show More Summary
Abenomics is stalling and the reason is that the third arrow of structural reform has not been used effectively.
Trump's success is a coat of many colors, arising from a patchwork of economic, social, political, and cultural conditions. Not to mention the part attributable to the extraordinary nature of Trump himself. But I do think one piece of the blame lies with conservatives lack of willingness to argue with themselves. This [...]
Today we have a guest contribution written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University, and former Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99. This post is an extended version of a column that appeared in Project Syndicate. Calls for International coordination of macroeconomic policy are back, after a […]
(November 27, 2015 03:19 PM, by David Henderson) In my Executive MBA economics class a little over a week ago, I presented the following definition of a negative externality: A cost borne by someone who is not party to the decision that caused the cost. Then I asked... (0 COMMENTS)
Forward-thinking climate action can be an economic boon
HEH: Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam.’ Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. Show More Summary