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Monetary policy, credit dynamics, and economic activity in developing countries

Existing studies suggest that the effects of monetary policy in developing countries on credit and the real economy are weak. This column challenges this view using rich loan-level credit register data from Uganda. It shows that monetary...Show More Summary

Public attitudes to immigration: Salience matters

While immigration preferences have been studied extensively, less attention has been paid to the public’s assessment of the importance of immigration as a policy issue. Using survey data from 17 European countries, this column shows that the drivers of immigration preference and salience are very different. Show More Summary

Offshore profits and domestic productivity

US multinational enterprises may legally shift profits from high tax countries (like the US) to low tax countries (like Bermuda). This column uses unpublished survey data to show how this causes part of the US economic activity generated...Show More Summary

Containers and globalisation

Container shipping is considered to be one of the drivers of globalisation. This column uses new export data from Turkey to show how containerisation explains a significant amount of the global trade increase since the 1950s. Most of the trade-increasing potential of containerisation has now been realised, however, despite only around half of exports being containerised.

Apple, podcasting’s dominant (and mostly benign) middleman, is rebooting how it delivers shows

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 122, published June 6, 2017. I sunk a lot of hours this weekend trying to write a column on “Peak Podcasting,” following some inspiration from a tweet by the esteemed Lizzie O’Leary — which speaks to a broad feeling that I’ve been seeing a...

The $20 trash can that’s pretty enough for Instagram

It’s decor, basically Welcome to Show & Tell, a column dedicated to everything Curbed editors and friends are obsessed with in our homes. From the underrated to the elusive, from the joy-sparking to the life-saving, these are the objects,...Show More Summary

Column: NHL playoffs greatest show in sports at the moment

Column: Flip away from one blowout after another in the NBA playoffs and check out the NHL, which is the greatest show in sports this postseason        

In the air and on the ground, an Azores search for better data

Low clouds populate the first two kilometers of the atmosphere. Cumuliform clouds heap high and are made from columns of fast-rising air. Stratiform are sheet-like and show little vertical air movement.

What we can learn from euro-dollar tweets

Large numbers of traders share their thoughts about the euro-dollar exchange rate on Twitter. By identifying and classifying opinionated tweets, and constructing a daily measure of sentiment, this column shows that a trading strategy...Show More Summary

Raw, unedited footage shows Good Samaritans rescue infant and toddler from overturned truck

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

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Five Storytelling Tips I Learned from Watching 'The Bachelor'

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Five examples of how reality TV Shows 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' showed me how to write better stories. Column by Christoph Paul I didn’t expect to become a fan. I really didn’t. I read award-winning books. I have watched the entire run of The Wire, TWICE. Show More Summary

Throwback Throwdown: Where Does 'iZombie' Fit Among The All-Time Best Zombie Films, TV Shows, And Books?

3 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Publisher's Note: This is a column where a father and daughter -- from different generations, obviously -- compare and contrast pop culture from their respective eras over email. From: Michael Salfino Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 10:40 AM Subject:...

Austerity in the aftermath of the Great Recession

Austerity policies implemented during the Great Recession have been blamed for the slow recovery in several European countries. Using data from 29 advanced economies, this column shows that austerity policies negatively affect economic performance by reducing GDP, inflation, consumption, and investment. Show More Summary

Ed Catto Was Kidnapped by Comic Shop Retailers!

They say what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas, but in this week’s column I’m going to let the proverbial cat out of the bag. As you may recall from last week, I was recently in Las Vegas at the GAMA trade show convention. This annual gathering is designed to help game store owners […]

Bozell & Graham Column: A Speech to Denounce Meryl Streep

Actress Meryl Streep isn’t just denouncing the dire state of America at Hollywood awards shows. She’s now taking this awards speech to far-left events, accepting an “Ally Award” from the LGBT political-correctness police at the so-called Human Rights Campaign. Show More Summary

Mindy Newell: Homeland, 24: Legacy and Yiannopoulos, Oh My!

Before I get into the meat of today’s column… Do you watch comedian and political satirist Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, Friday, 10 PM ET)? What I especially love about Mr. Maher’s show is that he invites people on who are from all shades of the political spectrum and that he’s unafraid of calling […]

New Daily Show Is First New Syndie Program to Earn Fall 2017 Launch

Twentieth Television announced today that it has added clearances for its new daily TV series “Page Six TV,” from the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America. Based on the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column and website,...

NFL draft: Which players failed to help themselves at the Senior Bowl?

Our colleague, Charles Robinson, is a pretty positive chap. He showed just that in his “Winners” column from the Senior Bowl that highlighted Alabama TE O.J. Howard and six other players who helped their NFL draft causes with strong weeks of work. Show More Summary

Artist brings beauty to war-damaged Gaza home

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen walks past a column formed from rubble to show off her latest creation, a barren house in the Gaza Strip where doorless rooms face into bleak, empty space. The 'Shaath House' in Khan Yunis in the south ofShow More Summary

OECD Overlooks Amazing Success of Low-Tax Singapore, Urges Higher Taxes in Asia

I wrote a rather favorable column a few days ago about a new study from economists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Their research showed how larger levels of government spending are associated with weaker...Show More Summary

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