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The teaching of economics gets an overdue overhaul - The Economist

Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:54:45 GMT


The Economist

The teaching of economics gets an overdue overhaul
The Economist
Teachers of such courses aim to grab the attention of their glassy-eyed audience, to acquaint students with the basics of the subject and, ideally, to equip them to apply economic reasoning to the real world. Economics teaches that incentives matter ...

Real World Economics: OK to hike prices in a hurricane? - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Published: Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:58:16 GMT


TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Real World Economics: OK to hike prices in a hurricane?
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Is it wrong to take price advantage of someone who is over a barrel because of circumstances beyond their control? With one hurricane barely over and another one barreling in, that question is in the news. Should anyone charge $42 for a case of bottled ...

Real World Economics: In theory, disasters can have silver linings - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Published: Sat, 02 Sep 2017 18:28:07 GMT


TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Real World Economics: In theory, disasters can have silver linings
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Natural disasters like floods, tornados and earthquakes destroy wealth but may spur economic production. These effects vary with the situation, especially the scale of the disaster. The destruction of wealth is a constant, but the degree to which ...

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Five things to look out for this week in world economics - The Independent

Published: Sun, 03 Sep 2017 15:39:59 GMT


The Independent

Five things to look out for this week in world economics
The Independent
This Monday, Labor Day marks the end of the US holiday season. Congress is back on Tuesday, and the great, glaring, unavoidable question is whether it will be able to achieve anything in the new session following its paralysis in the last one. The US ...

America holds the World Trade Organisation hostage - The Economist

Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:06:44 GMT


The Economist

America holds the World Trade Organisation hostage
The Economist
EIGHT months into Donald Trump's presidency, the rules-based system of global trade remains intact. Threats to impose broad tariffs have come to nothing. Some ominous investigations into whether imports into America are a national-security threat are ...

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Real World Economics: Complex issues of product liability - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Published: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 18:11:34 GMT


TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Real World Economics: Complex issues of product liability
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Ogden Nash said that for babies “a little talcum is always walcum.” That was true for decades, but a series of liability suit decisions against Johnson & Johnson, long the dominant manufacturer of baby powder, is changing things. This past week a ...

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World Economics Forum, analysis of the outlook for Fintech - Finextra (blog)

Published: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:25:04 GMT


Finextra (blog)

World Economics Forum, analysis of the outlook for Fintech
Finextra (blog)
The World Economic Forum has just completed one of the most thoroughgoing studies into the effect of fintech on the financial services industry. Although 'Beyond Fintech: A Pragmatic Assessment of Disruptive Potential in Financial Services' isn't the ...

Investors casting a cautious eye over world economics - FT Adviser

Published: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:33:11 GMT


FT Adviser

Investors casting a cautious eye over world economics
FT Adviser
As we approach the fourth quarter of 2017, investors' eyes will not be looking towards to a single geography, or a single event, for guidance. Unlike last year, when the final three months were dominated by Donald Trump's election victory and ...

Vital Signs: don't count your economic chickens before they hatch - The Conversation AU

Published: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:42:16 GMT


The Conversation AU

Vital Signs: don't count your economic chickens before they hatch
The Conversation AU
... the positive responses to the Fed's announcement, and the happy sentiments in Luci Ellis's speech, seem premature at best. The world economy may be picking up a little bit, but there is a long way to go before we can say that we are in a stable ...

Economics of Swachh Bharat: Universal sanitation is at the core of India's development agenda, let us realise its ... - Times of India (blog)

Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:47:16 GMT


Times of India (blog)

Economics of Swachh Bharat: Universal sanitation is at the core of India's development agenda, let us realise its ...
Times of India (blog)
Amidst the backdrop of a bloody world war, when violence was the order of the time, India achieved independence through non-violent civil disobedience, through Satyagraha. The entire nation rallied behind the Mahatma's call and India achieved her ...

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