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The Pirate Book, ‘cultural content outside the boundaries of local economies, politics, or laws’

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A broad view on media piracy as well as comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy. The book contains a compilation of texts on grass-roots situations whose stories describe strategies developed to share, distribute and experience cultural content outside of the confines of local economies, politics or laws

The United States of Contradictions

WASHINGTON — With election year a month away, American politics is caught up in tensions, ironies, and a certain amount of sheer madness. On the one hand: The U.S. economy is a marvel, driven forward by technological innovation, the promises of Big Data and Advanced Manufacturing, a relative independence in energy supply, and a population [...]Show More Summary

Hope for Nefertiti’s Tomb, and Egypt’s Economy

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The prospect of discovering the long-sought tomb of Queen Nefertiti would be momentous. It would also help Egypt’s tourism industry, which has plummeted in recent years because of political unrest.

Tit-for-Tat: Russian Sanctions Set to Deal Heavy Blow to Turkish Economy

Political tensions are traditionally followed by a disruption of economic ties. Thus, the recently announced Russian economic measures against Turkey were expected.

PREPARE TO BE BLINDSIDED IN 2016: “The last month has been an object lesson in the unpredictability …

PREPARE TO BE BLINDSIDED IN 2016: “The last month has been an object lesson in the unpredictability of politics. We began November with news of an improving economy, with a rise in President Obama’s approval ratings. We end it with America and the world on high alert, with Obama on defense,” Matthew Continetti writes. “If […]

Rush Limbaugh's 'Waterboarding' Rationale Is So Stupid, It Hurts

The mad push is on by the conservative movement to make "political correctness' their major campaign issue to run on. Not the economy or our national security and their first aim is to re-write the actual meaning of the phrase "political...Show More Summary

I already know who will be president in 2016 but I’m not telling

Nadia Hassan writes: One debate in political science right now concerns how the economy influences voters. Larry Bartels argues that Q14 and Q15 impact election outcomes the most. Doug Hibbs argues that all 4 years matter, with later growth being more important. Show More Summary

The political aftermath of financial crises: Going to extremes

Recent events in Europe provide ample evidence that the political aftershocks of financial crises can be severe. This column uses a new dataset that covers elections and crises in 20 advanced economies going back to 1870 to systematically study the political aftermath of financial crises. Show More Summary

It Comes to This - Indiana Town Wants Private Detention Camp for Immigrants as a Means of Boosting Its Economy

The for-profit prison corporation has faced hundred of lawsuits over conditions within its facilities. In Gary, Indiana, political leaders are courting GEO Group to have the private prison company build a detention camp for undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

RBS Lays Out 10 Key Points For 2016, Warns "Political Risk" Will "Break" QE-Infinity Equilibrium

As the global economy limps into 2016, the prospects for a sustained pickup in worldwide trade and/or a return to robust growth are decidedly grim. Global trade growth has lagged the already tepid pace of global output expansion for three years running, averaging just 3% per year. Show More Summary

'A More Inflexible Fed Would Cause More Crises'

Adam Posen: A More Inflexible Fed Would Cause More Crises: Having saved the US economy from a second Great Depression, the Federal Reserve has become a political scapegoat in the Congress for its own failures to secure the recovery. Rather...

Extraordinary Times Require Global Entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs innovate and disrupt, they shape not only economies, but social and political futures too - and that's why entrepreneurship is needed globally more than ever before.

The Perils of Circus Politics

The next president of the United States will confront a virulent jihadist threat, mounting effects of climate change, and an economy becoming ever more unequal. We're going to need an especially wise and able leader. Yet our process for choosing that person is a circus, and several leading candidates are clowns. Show More Summary

Antitrust Incompetence from the FTC, as Albertson’s/Safeway Divestiture Goes Awry

Over the past several months, I've come to the conclusion that so many problems in our politics and our economy results from our tolerance of monopoly capitalism. I did a super-long story for The American Prospect laying this out, and how we need a revival of antitrust policy at the grassroots level. Show More Summary

Nina Eichacker: Lessons from Iceland’s Financial Crisis

Nina Eichacker is a lecturer in economics at Bentley University. This blog post summarizes her recent Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) working paper “Too Good to Be True: What the Icelandic Crisis Revealed about Global Finance.” Cross posted from Triple Crisis. Iceland’s 2008 financial crisis should have been foreseen. By 2006, banking and economic data […]

Canada’s Growth Potential: Tempering Our Expectations

How fast can the Canadian economy grow? What can Canadians expect now that commodity prices have plunged and the country is running a trade deficit? These questions take on greater significance with the shift in political power to the Liberals who campaigned on growth through...

Uneven Recovery, Noise & Ignorance: Why People Missed the Recovery

There has been a steady drumbeat of dissatisfaction about the post-credit-crisis recovery. No matter how much the economy improves, a good number of people insist it hasn’t. Now, in the midst of the political silly season, it has intensified as candidates pander to voters. This is a subject near and dear to me (see this, this, this, this, this, andthis),...Read More

Turkish Leader Calls For More Resolve in Fight Against Terrorism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that economy and security are connected, underlining economy's links to the political and social aspects.

BRICS Leaders Speak Against Politicization of Economy, Unilateral Sanctions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that leaders of the BRICS emerging economies hope that mediators will stick to the agreements on Syria’s political process, reached in Vienna.

As Greece Stumbles, Ireland Continues To Surge

Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images The story of Europe's fastest-growing economy This article appeared in the November 2015 issue of Forbes Israel While Greece languishes under economic and political chaos, Ireland’s stunning recovery continues. With declining debt and unemployment, rising property prices and one of the world’s highest growth rates, the Irish have plenty [...]

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