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Someone’s made a Podcast about the Economics of Game of Thrones | Global Policy Journal - Practitioner, Academic, Global Governance, International Law, Economics, Security, Institutions, Comment & ...

Someone’s made a Podcast about the Economics of Game of Thrones | Global Policy Journal - Practitioner, Academic, Global Governance, International Law, Economics, Security, Institutions, Comment & ... | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Two economics reporters at Associated Press have joined the ranks of people unpicking at the politics of Westeros, the relationships of Westeros, and just about everything else in Westeros episode-by-episode, week-by-week. This time it’s economics, and it’s actually kind of interesting.
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Income inequality in China is bad, but it’s worse in the US

Income inequality in China is bad, but it’s worse in the US | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
China’s growing income gap could be bad news for the communist party.
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Oil prices keep surging after OPEC hashes out a deal to cut production

Oil prices keep surging after OPEC hashes out a deal to cut production | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
The oil cartel has had enough of cheap crude. And that’s a big deal for the global economy.
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What is the Nash equilibrium and why does it matter?

What is the Nash equilibrium and why does it matter? | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Decisions that are good for individuals can sometimes be terrible for groups
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Need someone to run your errands? There's an app for that

Need someone to run your errands? There's an app for that | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
I got an average Joe to tackle one of the worst household chores imaginable—cleaning a Mt. Everest size pile of my dirty dishes.  Think casserole pans with lasagna baked on and red wine-stained glasses from a dinner party two weeks ago. “It’s not that bad,” said Northeastern University student Anthony Deng, [...]
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If New York Is Spain and California Brazil, What Is Texas?

If New York Is Spain and California Brazil, What Is Texas? | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Putting the $18 trillion U.S. economy into perspective by comparing state GDPs to entire countries.
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Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person

Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
There may be no more contentious an issue at the level of local U.S. government than education. All of the socioeconomic and cultural fault lines communities would rather paper over become fully exposed in debates over funding, curriculum, districting, etc.
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Is the World on the Brink of Another Great Recession?

Is the World on the Brink of Another Great Recession? | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
One of the greatest challenges President Obama faces in his last months in office is how to deal with a global economy teetering on the edge of a yet another crisis. For weeks now, the financial markets have been signaling major trouble ahead.
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Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax

Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.
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Unequal shares

Unequal shares | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
THE Labour Party’s election manifesto complains of a country where “economic success depends on just a few at the top”. But is this an accurate picture of the...
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Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant

Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Even those of us who favor a path to citizenship are not going far enough, because we are mired in zero-sum thinking.
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A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve

A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
The current flatness of the curve shows investors expect mediocre growth.
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What Makes Something Money? | TNTM - YouTube

Today we know money as coins, bills, and credit cards. But it wasn't always this way. » Subscribe to Talk Nerdy To Me Today: http://bit.ly/13pYPNQ » Watch Mo...
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The United Airlines Fiasco: How Game Theory Could Help

The United Airlines Fiasco: How Game Theory Could Help | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
The fiasco with United dragging a passenger off its plane illustrates the problem of enticing people to voluntarily give up their seats. We talk to game theorists about some options.
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Inequality or middle incomes: which matters more?

Inequality or middle incomes: which matters more? | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Far from ignoring middle-earners, America’s government spends freely on them
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The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them

The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Maths ability will get you furthest, says Harvard's Davis Deming. As long as you've got the social skills to go with it.
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Economic choices facing the United States: Why we need a new direction - The Boston Globe

Economic choices facing the United States: Why we need a new direction - The Boston Globe | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Economic Choices Facing the United States: Why We Need a New Direction
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Most People in the World Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money

Most People in the World Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Many couldn't pass a simple finance quiz. Can you?
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What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump

What Game Theory Tells Us About Donald Trump | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton is tasked with outwitting the human equivalent of a four-line computer program.
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Economist Has Convincing Theory on How Extreme Inequality Creates Extremist Violence

Economist Has Convincing Theory on How Extreme Inequality Creates Extremist Violence | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Influential French economist Thomas Piketty is raising important questions this week after positing a theory that the rise of the Islamic State (or ISIS) can be attributed, at least in part, to extreme regional inequality in the Middle East fueled largely by oil wealth.
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The Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Potentially Slowing Job Market Growth

The Fed Raises Key Interest Rate, Potentially Slowing Job Market Growth | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
The central bank's long-awaited decision will hit you in your wallet.
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Why a beer costs €1 in Portugal but €3 in Germany

Why a beer costs €1 in Portugal but €3 in Germany | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
How much €100 buys across the eurozone - mapped
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Robert Reich: America’s economy is a nightmare of our own making

Robert Reich: America’s economy is a nightmare of our own making | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor examines how our country became the most unequal society in the developed world
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As Oil Prices Fall, Airfares Still Stay High

As Oil Prices Fall, Airfares Still Stay High | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
Far from “hypercompetitive,” the airline industry nowadays is increasingly looking like an uncompetitive oligopoly.
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All You Need to Know About Income Inequality, in One Comparison

All You Need to Know About Income Inequality, in One Comparison | JWK Economics | Scoop.it
The Wall Street bonus pool for last year is roughly double the total earnings of all Americans who work full time at the federal minimum wage.
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