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Economics as market failure

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The disincentives for economists to get it right.

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Greece crisis could be a Sarajevo moment for the eurozone

Greece crisis could be a Sarajevo moment for the eurozone | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Any government that runs into difficulties in the future will have the Greek option of devaluation as an alternative to endless austerity.

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Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum

Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Neither alternative – approval or rejection of the troika’s terms – will be easy, and both carry huge risks.

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The next few days have the potential to transform Greece and Europe

The next few days have the potential to transform Greece and Europe | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Greece wants change, but if it exits the euro it could show Europe is less unified and more fragile than its leaders want us to think.

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How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation

How same-sex marriage could ruin civilisation | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dean Burnett: Many have claimed that legalising same-sex marriage threatens civilisation. How might this occur? There are some scientific possibilities.

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The cartoon that sums up a truly incredible week in US history

The cartoon that sums up a truly incredible week in US history | Gavagai | Scoop.it

This was a week in American history when a racially motivated mass shooting led to southern states re-examining the use of the confederate battle flag. Then on Friday the country's supreme court effectively legalised gay marriage in all 50 states.

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Walmart doesn't get any credit for not selling the confederate flag

Walmart doesn't get any credit for not selling the confederate flag | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A handful of major companies and red states are ditching the flag en masse. But this isn't courage. Far from it.

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Why we're talking about flags instead of gun control 

Why we're talking about flags instead of gun control  | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Mass shootings used to inspire a national conversation on guns. Now we find something else to talk about.
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The Monuments Men are back

The Monuments Men are back | Gavagai | Scoop.it

From the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001; to U.S. military inaction during the looting of museums from the 2003 invasion of Iraq; to architecture and museum collections damaged by the Syrian civil war; to the willful destruction of Iraqi and Syrian sites including Nimrod and Hatra, and now Palmyra, by the so-called Islamic State, the rate of our artistic heritage's extinction rivals that of the natural world.

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The confederate flag: where it flies, where it's coming down and why it's still used

The confederate flag: where it flies, where it's coming down and why it's still used | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A strong push to remove the Confederate battle flag from Capitol grounds in South Carolina and Alabama — as well as the shelves of major retailers — was sparked by the racially motivated killings of nine people inside a historic black church last week.

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Why gun control is doomed in America

Why gun control is doomed in America | Gavagai | Scoop.it

No new laws restricting access to guns will be passed as a result of Wednesday’s racist shooting rampage, which left nine dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Americans can be confident this is true for several reasons. For starters, Barack Obama more or less admitted it.

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The spine-tingling glee of the Scrabble enthusiast

The spine-tingling glee of the Scrabble enthusiast | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In Scrabble, words are, in a literal sense, spells. They’re powerful, and for as cheap as they are in the internet age, still quite precious.

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We created Dylann Roof

We created Dylann Roof | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Zeba Blay: Dylann Roof grew up in a society that subtly upholds racist ideals, breeds toxic masculinity, and continues to debate whether guns kill people, or people kill people. Collectively, we created that society, and we're simultaneously obsessed with and terrified of addressing racism in a real way.

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How an old Dutch flag became a racist symbol

How an old Dutch flag became a racist symbol | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dylann Roof may not have been aware of it, but his patch displaying the former South African flag was a two-fer: a racist ex-flag based on an ex-flag that has come to be seen as racist.

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Paul Krugman: Greece should vote 'no', and the Greek government should be ready to leave the euro

Paul Krugman: Greece should vote 'no', and the Greek government should be ready to leave the euro | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Ever-harsher austerity has been a dead end, and those who demand more of it have been wrong every step of the way.

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The moral crusade against Greece must be opposed

The moral crusade against Greece must be opposed | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Zoe Williams: The idea that Greece partly deserves its fate reflects an order in which wealth trumps democracy. We should fight a narrative that enfeebles us all.

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The Earth's rotation is slowing, so everyone gets an extra second this week

The Earth's rotation is slowing, so everyone gets an extra second this week | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In case you need a little extra time, the last minute of Tuesday, June 30 will contain 61 seconds instead of the usual 60.

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Coyotes create dangers and divisions in New York suburbs

Coyotes create dangers and divisions in New York suburbs | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The animals have become a problem recently, killing pets and attacking residents; what to do about them has become a flash point in some towns.

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We restarted the Cold War: the real story about the Nato buildup that the New York Times won't tell you

We restarted the Cold War: the real story about the Nato buildup that the New York Times won't tell you | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Our leaders and media push time-worn nonsense about American innocence, while taking aggressive moves. Look out.

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Silent and deadly: meet the insect that uses its farts as a weapon

Silent and deadly: meet the insect that uses its farts as a weapon | Gavagai | Scoop.it

This tiny insect lurks in the nests of termites, farting on their unsuspecting prey.

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White people are the biggest terror threat in the US, report finds

White people are the biggest terror threat in the US, report finds | Gavagai | Scoop.it

White Americans are the biggest terror threat in the U.S., killing more people in attacks than Muslims or any other group in the last 14 years, according to a study done by the New America Foundation.

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Behind Dylann Roof's race war: the white supremacy movement working toward 'the battle of Armageddon'

Behind Dylann Roof's race war: the white supremacy movement working toward 'the battle of Armageddon' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A scholar of 'Christian Identity' militants warns that lone wolf killings like Charleston are part of a larger plan.

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A fascinating interactive shows each country's greenhouse gas emissions

A fascinating interactive shows each country's greenhouse gas emissions | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Negotiators are working toward a global climate deal this December, and countries are now pledging how much they're willing to rein in emissions. An interactive chart shows who's currently emitting the most – and what sector those emissions come from.

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Urthecast video cameras to circle globe

Urthecast video cameras to circle globe | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Canadian group Urthecast plans to put a 16-satellite constellation in orbit to image the Earth, including making small movies of what is happening at the surface of the planet.

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A huge solar storm has smashed into Earth, which could be dangerous and beautiful

A huge solar storm has smashed into Earth, which could be dangerous and beautiful | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Earth is being battered by a huge solar storm, which could disrupt the power grid and GPS as well as letting people see beautiful auroras.

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