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West fears recreation of Soviet Union, despite nobody planning one - Putin

West fears recreation of Soviet Union, despite nobody planning one - Putin | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview with Rossiya 1 TV anchor Vladimir Solovyov © Aleksey Nikolskyi / SputnikThe West's actions in...
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Does Capitalism Cause Poverty?

Does Capitalism Cause Poverty? | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis recently called capitalism "intolerable." But are the problems that Francis rightly highlights really the consequence of an excess of “unbridled capitalism,” or are they caused by bridling capitalism in the wrong way?
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What Greece Needs to Prosper

What Greece Needs to Prosper | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
When some economists look at Greece, they argue that a shift in fiscal policy to “austerity” – a smaller public sector – has brought an acute deficiency of demand and thus a depression.
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an excellent article. Combination of insightful analysis balanced by strong policy directives greece could follow in order to head back to growth. Above all, the analysis suggests a complete round approach incorporating political reforms and economic structural adjustment.
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an excellent example of Supply side labour reform. Turkey: Late starts for civil servants who exercise - BBC News

an excellent example of Supply side labour reform. Turkey: Late starts for civil servants who exercise - BBC News | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Scheme lets civil servants arrive late for work if they spend time exercising.
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Refugee Week: The Huguenots count among the most successful of Britain's immigrants

Refugee Week: The Huguenots count among the most successful of Britain's immigrants | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
In the handsome 1720s house on Fournier Street where she runs an antique business and café, Fiona Atkins unrolls a large and beautifully detailed h...
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Even These GOP Presidential Candidates Agree With Elizabeth Warren On Obama's Trade Deal

Even These GOP Presidential Candidates Agree With Elizabeth Warren On Obama's Trade Deal | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
As Congress considers whether to give President Barack Obama "fast-track authority" to negotiate a trade deal with 11 Pacific countries, some GOP p...
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Beijing to build railway ‘Silk Road’ to Pakistan | The Times

Beijing to build railway ‘Silk Road’ to Pakistan | The Times | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
China announced a $45 billion deal with Pakistan to transform Islamabad’s ailing power supply and build a 1,800km railway linking the two countries
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How Austerity Economics Turned Europe Into the Hunger Games - Huffington Post

How Austerity Economics Turned Europe Into the Hunger Games - Huffington Post | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
A nasty strain of austerity capitalism has taken over Europe, leaving broken lives in its wake. Researchers Servaas Storm and C.W.M.
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Energy

Energy | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Energy dependency on Russian gas.
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Scots constitution to be published

Scots constitution to be published | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
An interim written Scottish constitution will be published this summer, the country's deputy first minister announces.
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an excellent example that can be used for the unit on constitutionalism
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Mike Gordon: Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne

Mike Gordon: Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Does the Chris Huhne affair have constitutional implications? In one sense, the answer to this question might be a rather obvious one. From a constitutional perspective – although certainly not f...
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Ukraine: Putin’s game plan - FT World - World & Global Economy Video - FT.com

Ukraine: Putin’s game plan - FT World - World & Global Economy Video - FT.com | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman assesses what Russian president Vladimir Putin’s intentions are over Ukraine, the reaction of western powers, sanctions and China’s position on the crisis.
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Must-know: Is income inequality positive or negative for stocks?

Must-know: Is income inequality positive or negative for stocks? | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Read Must-know: Is income inequality positive or negative for stocks? on Market Realist.
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Trump Boom Or Trump Bubble?

Trump Boom Or Trump Bubble? | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
The Republican debate on Tuesday night in Las Vegas will offer Republican presidential contenders a rare opportunity: the chance, at least for a couple of hours…
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World trade suffers biggest fall in 6 years - FT.com

World trade suffers biggest fall in 6 years - FT.com | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
World trade recorded its biggest contraction since the financial crisis in the first half of this year, according to figures that will fuel a debate over whether globalisation has peaked.
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The New “Two Chinas” Question

The New “Two Chinas” Question | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Is China best understood as a strong country, with a promising future despite some short-term difficulties, or as a country facing serious structural problems and uncertain long-term prospects?
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How time zones confused the world - BBC News

How time zones confused the world - BBC News | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
There is now Pyongyang Time to add to Greenwich Mean Time, Eastern Standard Time and Lord Howe Standard Time. Time zones are as much about politics, diplomacy and rebellion as they are about... the time.
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A year after the crash, oil markets risk more trouble ahead

A year after the crash, oil markets risk more trouble ahead | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE/LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - A year on from the start of one of the biggest oil price crashes in history, the driving force behind t...
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Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit - BBC News

Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit - BBC News | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
EU leaders are to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of migrants risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
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How do you get a politician to tell the truth? | The Times

How do you get a politician to tell the truth? | The Times | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
The political interview is littered with hazards — for the hunter and the hunted. Here’s how to cut through the waffle
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Crony Capitalism Definition | Investopedia

Crony Capitalism Definition | Investopedia | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
A description of capitalist society as being based on the close relationships between businessmen and the state.
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Crony capitalism is perhaps one of the most important concepts. If there is an internal struggle which could contribute to the collapse of capitalism that might be it's cronyism. put it simply, capitalism is too important to be left to capitalists.
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UK inflation hits new four-year low in Feb, house prices up sharply

UK inflation hits new four-year low in Feb, house prices up sharply | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell to its lowest in more than four years in February, dipping further below the Bank of England's target an...
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The end of ministerial responsibility - Telegraph

The end of ministerial responsibility - Telegraph | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
How much money has to be wasted and how many lives ruined before a minister carries the can, asks Philip Johnston?
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Mike Gordon: Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne

Mike Gordon: Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Does the Chris Huhne affair have constitutional implications? In one sense, the answer to this question might be a rather obvious one. From a constitutional perspective – although certainly not f...
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excellent article for the topic of ministerial responsibility.
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Lessons from past economic development experience - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Lessons from past economic development experience - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka | A Level Economics and Politics | Scoop.it
Lessons from past economic development experience The Sunday Times Sri Lanka Pragmatic economic policies based on economic development experience rather than ideology and political populism is vital for economic development.
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