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How to Shill on eBay

How to Shill on eBay | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
eBay combines a proxy bidding system with minimum bid increments.  These interact in a peculiar way.  If you have placed the first bid of $5 and the seller's reserve is $1, then the initial bid is ...
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The Dollar and the Debt Ceiling by Barry Eichengreen - Project Syndicate

The Dollar and the Debt Ceiling by Barry Eichengreen - Project Syndicate | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
Sane governments do not default when they have a choice, especially not when they enjoy the “exorbitant privilege” of issuing the only true global currency. We are about to find out whether the US still has a sane government.
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5 Disasters To Expect If Congress Doesn’t Raise The Debt Ceiling

5 Disasters To Expect If Congress Doesn’t Raise The Debt Ceiling | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it

While the American economy has been chugging along through most of 2013 in a recovery that has been great for investors and painful for workers, the House G (Crashing markets, massive layoffs, an exploding deficit -- a debt default would be like 8...


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The Paradox of Central-Bank Cooperation by Harold James - Project Syndicate

The Paradox of Central-Bank Cooperation by Harold James - Project Syndicate | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
While the Fed’s recent decision to continue its purchases of long-term assets – so-called quantitative easing – was motivated largely by domestic economic uncertainty, the prospect of interest-rate spikes in emerging economies added significant...
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.7%

UK inflation rate falls to 2.7% | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
UK inflation measured by the consumer prices index fell to 2.7% in August, from July's figure of 2.8%.
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Where job growth is coming—what industries and occupations will be in demand.

Where job growth is coming—what industries and occupations will be in demand. | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
The U.S. economy is expected to generate 55 million job openings. It's critical to know which industries and occupations will be in demand.
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Two quarters of growth don't mean George Osborne's policy has worked

Two quarters of growth don't mean George Osborne's policy has worked | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
Ed Balls: Talk of an economic recovery rings hollow to ordinary families in Britain, who are still seeing their living standards fall
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China’s Leaders Confront Economic Fissures

China’s Leaders Confront Economic Fissures | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
As it prepares for a critical policy meeting, the Communist Party faces a persistent problem: Jobs abound in China, but not the kind young graduates want.
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The job mismatch has the potential to weaken China's productivity substantially. 

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Is Your Coffee too Cheap? Using Brainwaves to Test Prices - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Is Your Coffee too Cheap? Using Brainwaves to Test Prices - SPIEGEL ONLINE | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
A German scientist is developing a new way of testing prices by measuring brain waves. Some marketing critics are horrified by the idea of feel-good pricing, but others argue it could make products more successful.
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Unless You're a Very Healthy Rich Person Who Lives in a Cave, the Government Shutdown Affects You

Unless You're a Very Healthy Rich Person Who Lives in a Cave, the Government Shutdown Affects You | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
And it should make you mad.
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Markets fall as Angela Merkel begins 'difficult' coalition talks - as it happened

Markets fall as Angela Merkel begins 'difficult' coalition talks - as it happened | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
Hammering out a new German coalition government could take weeks, analysts fear, as Angela Merkel approaches her Social Democrat rivals
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Demonstrates the relationship between politics and economics. 

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When the fine is a crime

When the fine is a crime | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
REGULATORS from Britain and American are expected to soon gather behind podiums on either side of the Atlantic and solemnly shake their heads as they announce what...
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Verizon Communications set the size of a huge bond deal at $49 billion, making it the largest corporate bond ever sold.

Verizon Communications set the size of a huge bond deal at $49 billion,  making it the largest corporate bond ever sold. | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
Verizon Communications set the size of a huge bond deal at $49 billion, making it the largest corporate bond ever sold.
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Carney: We need interest rate clarity

Carney: We need interest rate clarity | CLSG Economics: Markets and Market Failure | Scoop.it
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said the Bank will not consider raising interest rates until the jobless rate has fallen to 7% or below.
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