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Teaching economics is critically important - www.app.com

Teaching economics is critically important - www.app.com | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Teaching economics is critically important
www.app.com
The continued economic challenges in our communities serve to highlight the urgency of teaching economics and personal finance, and addressing how these concepts apply to daily life.
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Tim Harford — Article — Economists aren't all bad

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, recently bemoaned the way that “we are all reduced to being Homo financiarius or Homo economicus, mere economic units … for whom any gain is someone else's loss in a ...
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But rational human behaviour such an unrealistic assumption

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Explore – Kurt Vonnegut's advice to the young on kindness,...

Kurt Vonnegut's advice to the young on kindness, computers, community, and the power of great teachers (“Teaching, may I say, is the noblest profession of all in a democracy.” Vonnegut knows what's up http://t.co/h5lpHbYf5e)...
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Modern economists are clever with numbers but way out of tune - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Modern economists are clever with numbers but way out of tune
Sydney Morning Herald
Is it possible the discipline of economics is becoming so mathematical it's in the process of disappearing up its own fundament?
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Economics, But Not as You Know It

In Economics: The User's Guide, which he will talk about in this public lecture, bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and ...
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Why Fuel Subsidies in Developing Nations Are an Economic Addiction

Why Fuel Subsidies in Developing Nations Are an Economic Addiction | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Emerging economies worldwide struggle to end budget-busting subsidies (Fossil fuel subsidies mess with law of supply & demand, discouraging investment in alternatives.
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Who can afford the cars ? Why do they need a subsidy for their fuel too?

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WTO says global trade to improve in next two years - Los Angeles Times

WTO says global trade to improve in next two years - Los Angeles Times | Economics issues | Scoop.it
The Hindu WTO says global trade to improve in next two years Los Angeles Times World trade is forecasted to grow by 4.7% this year and 5.3% in 2015, buoyed by continual improvement in the economies of many countries, the World Trade Organization...
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More for the rich ...?
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IMF Sees U.K. Leading G-7 Economic Growth in 2014 - Bloomberg

Center for Research on Globalization
IMF Sees U.K.
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Japan and Australia in Trade Pact to Lower Tariffs on Beef, Cars - Bloomberg

Sydney Morning Herald Japan and Australia in Trade Pact to Lower Tariffs on Beef, Cars Bloomberg Japan and Australia reached broad agreement on bilateral trade after seven years of wrangling, in a pact that will lower or eliminate tariffs on...
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Economics of free trade agreements not always black and white - Sydney Morning Herald

Economics of free trade agreements not always black and white - Sydney Morning Herald | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald
Economics of free trade agreements not always black and white
Sydney Morning Herald
In striking a free-trade agreement with Japan, the Australian government has struck another blow to the budget.
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Weighty issues remain for Japan, Australia in trade pact talks - Reuters

Weighty issues remain for Japan, Australia in trade pact talks - Reuters | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Weighty issues remain for Japan, Australia in trade pact talks
Reuters
Failure by Japan and Australia to secure a pact could help ease U.S.
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Austrian Environmental Economics (Part 2): The Case for Emissions Trading - EconoMonitor

Austrian Environmental Economics (Part 2): The Case for Emissions Trading - EconoMonitor | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Austrian Environmental Economics (Part 2): The Case for Emissions Trading
EconoMonitor
In the first post in this series, I explained that Austrian economists view air pollution as a coordination problem.
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Brazil/Argentina agree on deal to promote bilateral trade by ...

Brazil/Argentina agree on deal to promote bilateral trade by ... | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Brazil and Argentina signed a deal over the weekend that seeks to guarantee importers will have enough U.S. dollars to pay for exports, a move to increase trade between both nations that has been hit hard by a sharp ...
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good trade and international development issue 

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Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers Vie for Unhappiest Profession

Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers Vie for Unhappiest Profession | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Are teachers in the most miserable profession? A lot of other professions have put in a claim, too.
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Not if it's your vocation, teaching without passion is soul destroying 

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Analysis: Can the world really end poverty by 2030? - IRINnews.org

Analysis: Can the world really end poverty by 2030?
IRINnews.org
NEW YORK, 17 April 2014 (IRIN) - The slogan “make poverty history” has been used by development pundits and pop star philanthropists for years.
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Sadly NO?

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The Sad State of the Economics Profession - The Market Oracle

The Sad State of the Economics Profession
The Market Oracle
It is not an exaggeration to say the current reputation of economists is probably just below that of a used car salesman.
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Can't defy the law of scarcity

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Here's How You Help the Poor Without Soaking the Rich - TIME

Here's How You Help the Poor Without Soaking the Rich
TIME
Instead we have to give the downtrodden better jobs, more opportunities, more tools to improve their incomes and fairer treatment in economic policy.
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Pot Economics: What's the Future of the American Marijuana Market? - Truth-Out

Pot Economics: What's the Future of the American Marijuana Market? - Truth-Out | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Pot Economics: What's the Future of the American Marijuana Market?
Truth-Out
But what would the economic impact of widespread legalization be?
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Government urged to target seniors, families in budget cuts by economics group ... - Radio Australia

Government urged to target seniors, families in budget cuts by economics group ... - Radio Australia | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Government urged to target seniors, families in budget cuts by economics group ...
Radio Australia
An economic forecaster is urging the Federal Government to "cut hard and cut early" in next month's budget, targeting seniors, families and businesses.
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Welfare loss ? Or are they the dead weights?

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How Many White Castle Sliders Does Minimum Wage Buy? - Real Time Economics - WSJ

How Many White Castle Sliders Does Minimum Wage Buy? - Real Time Economics - WSJ | Economics issues | Scoop.it
In 1981, a minimum-wage worker could trade an hour’s pay for 12 White Castle hamburgers. Today, the worker would be two short of a dozen. The lighter paper sack of sliders shows the dilemma caused by increasing the minimum wage.
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Lecture 18 (Economics of Natural Resources)

Overview, about me, you and the class. Economics, math, resources and the environment. Economic incentives versus regulations. Cap and trade I (cap is easy, ...
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Japan and Australia agree trade deal

Japan and Australia agree trade deal | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Japan and Australia agree a trade deal, after seven years of negotiations, which will see them lower tariffs on products including beef, cheese and cars.
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big news ia'ers 

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EU, Africa shift focus to trade | European Voice

EU, Africa shift focus to trade | European Voice | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Trade, security and migration top the agenda at biggest summit ever staged by the EU.
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Brazil and Mexico: Hope or hype? - The Epoch Times

Brazil and Mexico: Hope or hype? - The Epoch Times | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Brazil and Mexico: Hope or hype? The Epoch Times During the last three decades, most of Latin America has benefited from important gains in the consolidation of democratic institutions and implementation of orthodox economic policies that have...
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Zim: Urban decay grips capital Harare - News24

Zim: Urban decay grips capital Harare - News24 | Economics issues | Scoop.it
Zim: Urban decay grips capital Harare
News24
Less than 20% of Zimbabwe's people are in formal employment, according to independent economists, and economic growth is flatlining due to shortages of electricity and capital.
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the vicious cycle of poverty and corruption ?

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