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Is Piketty's R>G Inequality Discovery Really Just A PE Ratio?

By Nick Gogerty: Piketty, thinking about value, shows why the inequality R>G must be. In his new book Capital in the 21st Century, Thomas Piketty discovers that Returns on Capital (R) are greater than the gains of economic growth (G) leading which may cause inequality. Show More Summary

Replication Wiki for economics

Jan Hoeffler of the University of Gottingen writes: I have been working on a replication project funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking during the last two years and read several of your blog posts that touched the topic.Show More Summary

Robots Are People, Too

"This is an economic revolution," a new online video says about automation. The premise of "Humans Need Not Apply" is that human work will soon be all but obsolete. "You may think we've been here before, but we haven't," says CGP Grey, the video's creator. Show More Summary

Robots Are People, Too

"This is an economic revolution," a new online video says about automation. The premise of "Humans Need Not Apply" is that human work will soon be all but obsolete. "You may think we've been here before, but we haven't," says CGP Grey, the video's creator. Show More Summary

Robots Are People, Too

"This is an economic revolution," a new online video says about automation. The premise of "Humans Need Not Apply" is that human work will soon be all but obsolete. "You may think we've been here before, but we haven't," says CGP Grey, the video's creator. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: The man with the misguided anti-poverty plan

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Paul Ryan’s Magical Thinking (The Baffler) Paul Ryan's belief that poverty is rooted in personal failure isn't the only problem with his anti-poverty plan, writes Ned Resnikoff. Show More Summary

Poll: Americans diverge on how to pay for highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans think the economic benefits of good transportation outweigh the cost to taxpayers, but they can't agree on how to pay for new highways or repairs of old ones, according to a new Associated Press-GfKpoll.

Economists & the public

In a comment here, I propose the creation of a new job, or jobs - professors for the public understanding of economics, analogous to the professorships at Bristol and Oxford which do the same for science. I'm not thinking that...

Required reading for anyone thinking about going to graduate school

From the conclusions of a new paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives: If the objective of graduate training in top-ranked departments is to produce successful research economists, then these graduate programs are largely failing. Only a small percentage of economics PhDs manage to produce a creditable number of publications...

Are tax inversions unpatriotic?

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew thinks U.S. corporations moving overseas should be ashamed, said Jim Puzzanghera at the Los Angeles Times. In a letter to lawmakers, Lew called for "a new sense of economic patriotism" and urged Congress to enact laws that would stop U.S. Show More Summary

Republicans Take Economic Inequality Very Seriously

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a fairly new economic think tank, decided to throw a bunch of money at economists to work on economic inequality issues. Being intentionally centrist, it wanted to give out these grants along a fairly wide ideological spectrum, with plenty going to conservatives. One problem: not a single conservative even […]

NYC Is The Unhappiest City In America, Study Claims

You'd think with the economic inequality, outrageous housing costs, and rampant subway serpents, living in NYC would be a dream come true. But a recent study claims that New York is the most unhappy city in the country, so you and all your sorority sisters don't have to move here after all! [ more › ]

Economic patriotism” equals “stay here and pay punitive taxes to cover our ruinous spending habit”

Economic patriotism” is the new meme that Democrats are throwing around to demonize companies that try to avoid taxes here in the US, i.e. you’re not a patriotic company if you attempt to avoid taxes the Dems think you should be paying.  Kevin Williamson covers it: Jack Lew, late of Citigroup and currently of the [...]

New study sort of explains why some are so furious about women having sex

2 months agoOdd : Death and Taxes

The more you think women should be economically dependent on men, the more you hate sluts

It's Our Way of Thinking That Has to Change

"The biggest barrier is the mindset of reimagining your business," said Kingfisher chief executive Sir Ian Cheshire at the launch of a new World Economic Forum project on the circular economy, Project MainStream. This project sets out...Show More Summary

Can Governments Get Economic Data From People On The Street?

A new Google- and Andreessen-backed startup thinks it can rapidly accelerate the collection of price and inflation indicators, giving policy-makers data in almost real time. Here's how. This story contains interviews with David Soloff, CEO of Premise. Read Full Story

In Malawi, Beef Is the New Pork

David Boaz Does giving voters goodies help to get their votes? In Malawi they think so: Malawi’s President Joyce Banda is betting voters in her poor African nation will rank cows and corn flour ahead of economic tumult and corruption...Show More Summary

Finding Ethical Alpha

This thought-leader gathering marked for me the end of the world as we know it. We were all drawn to St. Augustine by Hazel Henderson, the grande dame of new economic thinking since the '70s. Then featured on the cover of East-West Journal,...Show More Summary

Let's Startup N.Y. Together!

In one month, we will be crossing New York State in our Journey Along the Erie Canal again in support of opportunities for all abilities. As we prepare, I am still thinking about how New York can stand tall in economic opportunity for those often forgotten. I have an important request for New York State. Show More Summary

The War on Drugs

The London School of Economics has released a new report entitled Ending the Drug Wars and it is available here. The report is collection of papers that might be of some help for those hoping to think through the issues. The forward takes the form of a statement signed by a long list of notables […]

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