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Low growth saps support for globalisation as G20 meets

Low growth saps support for globalisation as G20 meets | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
From competitive devaluations to resource nationalism and financial fragmentation, the sinews of the global economy are feeling the strain of years of sub-par growth, adding urgency to the G20’s efforts to revive demand....
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Growth concerns here from the global economy -- will trade protectionism come into force?

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Creepy Calculations: 2013 Halloween Statistics

Creepy Calculations: 2013 Halloween Statistics | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
2013 Halloween costumes, candy and consumption. Check out our infographic for the heaviest pumpkin in the world, best places to trick-or-treat, the trendiest costumes of the year and more.
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Nice.

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Crackonomics: An Economy And An Economic Theory On Crack

Crackonomics: An Economy And An Economic Theory On Crack | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
I am personally surprised that Forbes would allow this to be published... the metaphors with substance abuse are crass and ineffectual.
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Fotheringham's comment, October 1, 2013 9:28 AM
...but I still put it here. What does that actually *say*?
Toon Mojoham's comment, October 3, 2013 12:47 AM
this is going to be useful for the debate on cannabis we are having this Monday
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Frontier Research in Economics - OpenMind

Frontier Research in Economics - OpenMind | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
This essay deals with trends in economic theory over the past few decades. It does not attempt to provide a panoramic view of current research in economics.
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Another extremely challenging read, though you *might* find it interesting (though, I suspect, perhaps not)

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Singapore may suffer from its neighbors' currency perils

Singapore may suffer from its neighbors' currency perils | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Singapore, a hot spot for tourism in Asia, may begin to feel the heat of the currency turmoil afflicting neighboring economies as the cost for visitors to vacation in the nation skyrockets.
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In recent discussion about international trade, the topic of regionalisation was floated.  This article is spot on it, I'll do a little research on it before visitng this weekend's F1 and get a feel from street-level...

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Tariff cut on luxury good sounds good for some - The Nation

Tariff cut on luxury good sounds good for some - The Nation | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Tariff cut on luxury good sounds good for some The Nation The plan to lure more tourists would benefit certain sectors, but could have an overall detrimental effect on the economy
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Interesting little piece on Tariff changes... in case you were thinking of getting a new handbag -- maybe you could wait a bit?

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The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare? | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom.
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Singapore's Volatile Data Stump Professionals - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Singapore's Volatile Data Stump Professionals - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Singapore's Volatile Data Stump Professionals
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Last month, Singapore's government announced the economy grew 3.8% on-year in the second quarter.
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This is going to form the bulk of our Y12/13 class discussion for next week -- the Singapore Slump (sounds like a bad name for a new cocktail, a cocktail of dooooooom)

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Don’t Mention the War | Jacobin

Don’t Mention the War | Jacobin | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
From the beginning, economics has been a moral philosophy as much as a social science, say Seth Ackerman & Mike Beggs http://t.co/tQiYY1DCsG
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Was "Confucianism" important to the Economic Development of Japan and South Korea? - Dror Poleg

Was "Confucianism" important to the Economic Development of Japan and South Korea? - Dror Poleg | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
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Very interesting article about the influence of confucianism in molding the economy...

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Toon Mojoham's comment, September 22, 2013 5:53 AM
I find this very interesting. I have never thought about the direct influence of Confucianism on the economics of any nation. I have always viewed it from the perspective of society and family hierarchy or his later emphasis on unconditional love and compassion for all.
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An extremely interesting article investigating the influence of Confucianism throughout history in an economic outlook. 

 

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Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.
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Cool... I had a Ti-83 at one point in time...   Good bit of kit.

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Fritolaysia Cuts Off Chiplomatic Relations With Snakistan

Fritolaysia Cuts Off Chiplomatic Relations With Snakistan | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
KARUNCHI, SNAKISTAN—Fritolaysia's trade blockade has also cut off Snakistan's commerce with Yumen, Mmmmadagascar, and the Chex Republic.
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May just be the most funniest thing I've read in a long while... read for international trade.

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Does H&M’s investment in Ethiopia finally signal the African manufacturing boom?

Does H&M’s investment in Ethiopia finally signal the African manufacturing boom? | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Dirt-cheap manufacturing has fuelled Asia’s majestic growth over the last few decades, but all good things must come to an end. With Asia getting more expensive, western companies are looking for alternatives.
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Cooooool.

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Republicans Walked Into Obama’s Trap

Republicans Walked Into Obama’s Trap | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
predictable, but there it is... from the wsj:The Supreme Court's health-care ruling will have major political ramifications heading into the November election.
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US shutdown: a guide for non-Americans

US shutdown: a guide for non-Americans | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
The American government has begun shutting its non-essential services. Why? And what will it mean?
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I guess this is a big deal, or something?

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China reportedly just bought 5% of Ukraine (but the Ukrainian partner denies it)

China reportedly just bought 5% of Ukraine (but the Ukrainian partner denies it) | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Update (9:21 a.m. ET): Ukraine's KSG Agro released a statement today, Sept. 24, denying reports that it had reached an agreement to sell 3 million hectares to a Chinese firm., a very significant issue for global trade..
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Unit 4 Macro: ASEAN - Trade and Economic Growth

Unit 4 Macro: ASEAN - Trade and Economic Growth | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Economist Anthony Beaumont considers how the deeper economic integration within the ASEAN single market can act as a stimulant to economic growth and development for member nations.
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Important reading on International Trade!  Care of the excellent folks at tutor2u.net a solid resource at any time.

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Hitting the jackpot

Hitting the jackpot | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
What happens in Vegas isn't much compared with Macau
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A short video about why *not* to gamble -- Macau makes off with an unbelievable take per visitor... watch!

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Jonathan Franzen: what's wrong with the modern world

Jonathan Franzen: what's wrong with the modern world | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
this is probably too hard to read, too long, and meaningless for you. plus it's definitely not on the exam. so imagine how good it must be to make it on here.
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Toon Mojoham's comment, September 15, 2013 6:20 AM
this one sounds really interesting. might be related to the international relations talk this Tuesday. Its a bit long but ill find time (Y)
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How a little-noticed factory fire disrupted the global electronics supply

How a little-noticed factory fire disrupted the global electronics supply | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
It was an industrial mishap barely noticed outside the arcane world of electronics supply chains. On Sept. 4, a fire engulfed a substantial portion of an SK Hynix production plant in Wuxi, China.
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Adam Smith’s The Wealth Of Nations book sells for £46,000 at auction

Adam Smith’s The Wealth Of Nations book sells for £46,000 at auction | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Adam Smith’s The Wealth Of Nations book sells for £46,000 at auction (The daddy of Global Modern Economics Adam Smith was #Scottish

#WealthOfNations is still used daily!
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Actually, I think this is fairly inexpensive...

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Guesses and Hype Give Way to Data in Study of Education

Guesses and Hype Give Way to Data in Study of Education | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Amid a sore lack of data, one federal office is conducting randomized trials of various educational programs to determine which live up to their claims.
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Obviously, this is fascinating.

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A third source to boost living standards: the family

A third source to boost living standards: the family | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Policymakers should seek to mitigate the barriers to the giving and receiving of financial and practical support between family members.
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Interesting little tidbit here about affording better living standards...

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Bill Gates: We need to attract the world’s brightest people to the sciences

Bill Gates: We need to attract the world’s brightest people to the sciences | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
This originally appeared on LinkedIn. Follow Bill Gates here. A few weeks ago, I got to visit Microsoft’s annual conference of faculty members involved in computer science research at universities around the world.
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Fascinating about scientists... much more information can be gleaned from the Gates Foundations recent reports on teaching and learning in America.  Very interesting findings.

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What Makes Employees Work Harder: Punishment or Pampering?

What Makes Employees Work Harder: Punishment or Pampering? | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Bad news: Monitoring devices -- and, more gruesomely, massive layoffs -- really do seem to make us more productive
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What does this mean for students?  How can we work better?

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