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A Brief Lesson in Anti-Economics | The Hidden Transcript

A Brief Lesson in Anti-Economics | The Hidden Transcript | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Welcome to the anti-economy, where modern society is plagued by a cycle of endless consumption that is ripe with waste and exploitation. Let's break the cycle.
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A blog entry, obviously from someone pretty ticked off about sustainable development... a quote: "Earth is a finite planet, and living the way we currently live is anything but “economical.”"

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Major trade powers using stealth protectionism: study

Major trade powers using stealth protectionism: study | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - The world's biggest economies, especially the European Union and Japan are using protectionist policies that fly below the World Trade Organization's radar, according to a forthcoming...
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Pretty much what I was talking about when the Professor from Birmingham came in...

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Fotheringham's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:04 AM

Shocking!  Actually, no, wait, it's totally not.  Fine.  ATTN for all working on International Trade!

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A Fifth Reason to Care About Economic History - Mother Jones

A Fifth Reason to Care About Economic History - Mother Jones | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Mother Jones A Fifth Reason to Care About Economic History Mother Jones Third, you should focus on economic history not just because it is the key axis of the twentieth century in particular but because economic history is the real history....And,...
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Hmmmmmmmm....

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Fotheringham's comment, March 19, 2013 12:11 AM
I should think that the premise of the book, or my statement before, is that economics HAS been the big driver of the past 200-years. It's been economic models that have freed women to work, and given them the tools to do so (referring here to Ha Joon-Chang's bit on Washing Machines being more productive than the Internet). Wealth and it's acquisition can be seen as the motivator for most wars in the same period, and the driver of most social policy! Trade, globalisation, social reform and even political determination (party with the most money wins)...
Toon Mojoham's comment, March 19, 2013 2:46 AM
haha that's an interesting outlook
Fotheringham's comment, March 19, 2013 4:05 AM
Yeah, probably not espoused by all... but I'd be interested in talking about it with people...
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What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis?

anyone in London able to attend? this'd be awesome.
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Here's my paper on evidence and teaching for the education minister. - Bad Science

Here's my paper on evidence and teaching for the education minister. - Bad Science | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Here's my paper on evidence and teaching for the education minister. Bad Science I was asked by Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Education) and the Department for Education to look at how to improve the use of evidence in schools.
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Britain: a nation in decay

Britain: a nation in decay | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Ha-Joon Chang: The UK's problems go far deeper than the cuts agenda. excellent article from the author of 23 Things...
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Asian markets rally after Dow hits record high | Bangkok Post: news

Asian markets rally after Dow hits record high | Bangkok Post: news | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Asian markets rallied on Wednesday following a record-breaking performance by shares on Wall Street, with Tokyo and Sydney both hitting multi-year highs.
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Can this possibly be good?

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Economic nationalism will only fuel failure

Economic nationalism will only fuel failure | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
The A-List from the Financial Times provides timely, insightful comment on the topics that matter, from globally renowned leaders, policymakers and commentators.
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Sorry -- two more.  Financial Times about globalisation and regulation..  easy to read.

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Small Is Beautiful or How To Prosper In A Slow Growth World | Continuing Studies - McGill University

Small Is Beautiful or How To Prosper In A Slow Growth World | Continuing Studies - McGill University | Collected Economics | Scoop.it

Running a successful small business in todays’ slow growth world is all about incorporating Schumacher’s principles into concrete, sound business practices.

Speaking in her trademark authentic and candid manner, Andrea Courey takes us on an inspiring journey of a truly self made entrepreneur whose success embraces the ‘small is beautiful’ philosophy.

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Was just about to respond to my growth-loving ultra-capitalist friend and came across this.  Though it might be interesting to some of you...

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Italy's Banks Take Hit on Inconclusive Election Results | 4-Traders

Italy's Banks Take Hit on Inconclusive Election Results | 4-Traders | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
BY Giovanni Legorano



MILAN--Italian banks are taking a huge hit at the outset of Tuesday's trading session in Milan following election results that produced a hung parliament with no clear...
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Out of one of the sessions today with Roger Bootle came a discussion about the outcome of the Italian election... that was followed up by some chat from the head of Economics at the Bundesbank.  Pretty heavy stuff with a number of people pretty worried about the short-run of the EU zone! 

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BOE Discussed Negative Rates

BOE Discussed Negative Rates | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
U.K. rate setters have discussed the idea of introducing negative interest rates, which would see the Bank of England effectively charge commercial lenders to deposit cash, in an effort to stimulate the economy, the central bank's deputy governor...
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While here in London I'm attending a conference where this man will be speaking!  Neat!

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India's rice revolution – audio slideshow

India's rice revolution – audio slideshow | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
A ground-breaking method of cultivation, developed in Madagascar, is boosting rice yields and changing lives for farmers in India

Via Geoff Riley
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Just the opposite of Thailand

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:03 AM

Raising productivity and sustainable yields in the farm industry is a crucial component of the development/growth agenda in India. Here is a case study of progress in achieving this aim.

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The End of Growth Wouldn't Be the End of Capitalism

The End of Growth Wouldn't Be the End of Capitalism | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
With the U.S., Japan, and Europe facing a slew of lost decades and hundreds of millions of frustrated middle-class workers, it's worth asking: How much does capitalism need growth to survive? I think this is interesting for pretty much everyone... growth and sustainability.
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Introducing ‘Ask Emily’ by Economist Emily Oster

Introducing ‘Ask Emily’ by Economist Emily Oster | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Because economics is all about optimizing, it’s usually the first place you should look for answers if you want to maximize your happiness.
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So like, if you think I'm not telling you the truth, or even if you do, you ought to do your own research, ask your own questions, seek your other answers... like from this lady!

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India cuts rates to spur growth

India cuts rates to spur growth | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
India cuts its main interest rate for the second time in three months as it looks to revive its sluggish economic growth.

Via Geoff Riley
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Growth.  Always growth...

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Mic Check The Crazy Economics Behind Your Favorite Food Truck - PolicyMic

Mic Check The Crazy Economics Behind Your Favorite Food Truck - PolicyMic | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
PolicyMic Mic Check The Crazy Economics Behind Your Favorite Food Truck PolicyMic Trending In Our News Feeds – Rush Limbaugh publishes on PolicyMic, telling millennials “no one has any obligation to listen to you.” Limbaugh wrote an op-ed,...
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Celebrate Pi Day

Celebrate Pi Day | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
NCTM serves math teachers, math educators, and administrators by providing math resources and professional development opportunities. Working for more and better math for all students.
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Pi day.  Cool.  Especially the Pi-ku poetry format.

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Freakonomics » Ray Dalio on the Upside of Negative Feedback

Freakonomics » Ray Dalio on the Upside of Negative Feedback | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
with the publishing of results last week, how does this discussion strike you?
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China targets 7.5% GDP growth - China.org.cn

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And finally, something from China.  This 7.5% growth target means the Economist lost its bet.  Growth target missed.  Those of you who argued so on your essays for the Economist HK competition - feel vilified!

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Could beditation be the answer to exam nerves?

Could beditation be the answer to exam nerves? | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is helping pupils to cope with the stress of exams – and life generally, writes Oenone Crossley-Holland (RT @GuardianTeach: Have you tried teaching #meditation to calm your class? How effective was it?
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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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Ben Bernanke Lectures Congress on Austerity Economics

Ben Bernanke Lectures Congress on Austerity Economics | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
Bernanke devoted much of his testimony to fiscal policy, warning his congressional class that letting the sequester go ahead would endanger the economic recovery and do little or nothing to reduce the country’s debt burden.
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interesting, especially considering Britain's position.

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China overtakes US in world trade

China overtakes US in world trade | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
This was always going to happen, just interesting that it should be now.
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Fotheringham's comment, February 24, 2013 4:02 AM
Hmmm... the pen is mightier than the sword? I wasn't sure that military power was a prerequisite for superpowerdom. I think maybe the paradigm has shifted somewhat; bullets don't get shot in wars, so why have a standing army. Jets are piloted any more, so why have an air force? But the American economy was recently brought to its knees by financial strangulation. And cyber attacks are on the rise. I think we're living in a fundamentally different world than in cold war days.
Toon Mojoham's comment, February 24, 2013 8:00 AM
umm trueee.... it was argued in the latest MUN conference that China so far as been most immune to cyber warfare especially in relative to the US.
Toon Mojoham's comment, February 24, 2013 8:01 AM
im interested to see how things work out : D
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How Paul Krugman broke a Wikipedia page on economics

How Paul Krugman broke a Wikipedia page on economics | Collected Economics | Scoop.it
An "edit war" breaks out over the Nobel Prize-winner's critique of ultra-conservative Austrian economics. We haven't had a good fight in economics for a while, and this one's been brewing!
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