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Gabe Newell on ‘Productivity, Economics, Political Institutions and the Future of Corporations’ - the video link

Gabe Newell on ‘Productivity, Economics, Political Institutions and the Future of Corporations’ - the video link | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
On 30th January, Gabe Newell gave a talk at the University of Texas, Austin, with the above title. Click here for an abstract and a description of the motivation behind the talk. The video of his t...
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A brief intermission

A brief intermission | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Time for a cigarette break, at least THE war in eastern Ukraine has quietened, for now. Its disparate factions have as much reason to keep fighting as to put away...
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In Iraq, captured Yazidi women fear the Islamic State will force them to wed

In Iraq, captured Yazidi women fear the Islamic State will force them to wed | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The choice: Convert and marry or be imprisoned, say witnesses, relatives and some of the women captured.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Both sides prepare for new Gaza war crimes probe

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Both sides prepare for new Gaza war crimes probe | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
In a replay of the last major Gaza conflict, human rights defenders are again accusing Israel and Hamas of violating the rules of war, pointing to what they say appear to be indiscriminate or deliberate attacks on civilians.

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Argentina on brink of second debt default in 12 years

Argentina on brink of second debt default in 12 years | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Talks with vulture funds fail in case campaigners say could set precedent for investors to wreck other countries' debt deals
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Gaza: at least 19 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit

Gaza: at least 19 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
UN official condemns ‘in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces’
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A narrow path

A narrow path | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
UNTIL the global financial crisis, central banks treated bubbles with benign neglect: they were hard to detect and harder to deflate, so best left alone; the mess...
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Eurozone inflation sticks at 0.5%; EC supports Bulgaria after bank runs – business live

Eurozone inflation sticks at 0.5%; EC supports Bulgaria after bank runs – business live | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
European Commission steps in with £1.35bn credit line, as Bulgaria's leaders urge citizens not to panic and withdraw their savings today.
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G7 presses Vladimir Putin to pursue peaceful end to Ukraine crisis

G7 presses Vladimir Putin to pursue peaceful end to Ukraine crisis | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Western nations want Russian president to recognise country's newly elected leader and rein back armed separatists
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Why we can’t leave the power to create money in the hands of banks or regulators | openDemocracy

Why we can’t leave the power to create money in the hands of banks or regulators | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Human rights in eastern Ukraine deteriorating, U.N. report finds

Human rights in eastern Ukraine deteriorating, U.N. report finds | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
A new U.N. report shows an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in eastern Ukraine, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, said Friday.
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Reuniting the monetary union: a proposal to counter the eurozone’s imbalances | openDemocracy

Reuniting the monetary union: a proposal to counter the eurozone’s imbalances | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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New Greek Statistics: Athens, again, ready to confess to the sin to claim the glory

New Greek Statistics: Athens, again, ready to confess to the sin to claim the glory | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
It is official! The Greek government now confirms that the much lauded Greek government primary surplus for 2013 was a mirage created by the return of Greek Statistics (see this recent post). And a...
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U.S. Economy Barely Grew in First Quarter

U.S. Economy Barely Grew in First Quarter | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
The rate of growth, 0.1 percent, was well below economists’ expectations of a 1.2 percent rate, as the harsh winter curbed corporate spending and housing sector activity.
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Revoking banker's bonuses is not nearly enough | openDemocracy

Revoking banker's bonuses is not nearly enough | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks

Russia and Ukraine ministers to meet in Berlin for ceasefire talks | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Pavlo Klimkin and Sergei Lavrov will be joined by German counterparts in latest attempt to negotiate an end to fighting
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Privatisation of governance: a multi-stakeholder slippery slope | openDemocracy

Privatisation of governance: a multi-stakeholder slippery slope  | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer

Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Nicknamed the Demon, leader said to be behind downing of MH17 ends rare interview after exploding into a rage and shouting: ‘Don’t think I won’t shoot you’
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A third of U.S. low-wage workers are only earners in household

A third of U.S. low-wage workers are only earners in household | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Among all employees nationally, 56 percent are hourly workers, and 32 percent of these, or more than 21 million, earn less than $10.10 per hour, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service's Demographics Research Group.
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Russian navy in Saint-Nazaire to train on new ships amid Ukraine tensions

Russian navy in Saint-Nazaire to train on new ships amid Ukraine tensions | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Pro-Ukrainian supporters call on France to cancel €1.2bn deal to deliver warships with amphibious assault capabilities to Russia
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Isis announces Islamic caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria

Isis announces Islamic caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Jihadist group challenges al-Qaida as it changes name to Islamic State and pledges to free Palestine in video
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Tiananmen anniversary: Chinese police patrol square to stop commemorations

Tiananmen anniversary: Chinese police patrol square to stop commemorations | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Dozens of activists have been placed under house arrest and internet scoured for references to massacre 25 years ago
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Brazil’s economy of violence: the 50-year noose | openDemocracy

Brazil’s economy of violence: the 50-year noose | openDemocracy | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
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Thousands evacuated due to severe flooding in Balkans

Thousands evacuated due to severe flooding in Balkans | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Severe flooding across Serbia has prompted the evacuation of at least 16,300 people -- including about 1,100 whisked away on helicopters.
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Boko Haram: African leaders agree joint action in rare show of unity

Boko Haram: African leaders agree joint action in rare show of unity | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin pledge to cooperate against militant group that has kidnapped 200 schoolgirls
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Age invaders

Age invaders | Politics economics and society | Scoop.it
IN THE 20th century the planet’s population doubled twice. It will not double even once in the current century, because birth rates in much of the world have...
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