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Minimum Wage, Maximum Folly – Again

Minimum Wage, Maximum Folly – Again | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Scott Sumner understandably wonders why exceedingly high rates of youth unemployment in economies with minimum-wage statutes are seldom explained as being at least in part a consequence of minimum-wage statutes, despite empirical evidence consistent with this explanation. Pres. Obama insists
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Small Science, Big Diseases | TIME.com

Small Science, Big Diseases | TIME.com | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Big pharma is slow and risk averse. Smaller companies are the future of medical innovation.
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Your Ancestors, Your Fate

Your Ancestors, Your Fate | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Surnames reveal that social mobility is much slower than we think.
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Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco'

Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco' | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The growing obesity epidemic could be “halted or reversed” in less than five years if the food industry makes cuts the amount of “hidden sugar” in our food, leading doctors have said.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 11, 2014 4:53 AM

Essential reading. Lots of economics here.

Jay Caulthar's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:46 PM

#NewDemeritGood

Ying Yang's curator insight, February 7, 2014 7:56 AM

demerit good; addiction; negative externality

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Look What Happened When This Games Company Offered An Absurd '$5 More' Black Friday Deal

Look What Happened When This Games Company Offered An Absurd '$5 More' Black Friday Deal | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The people behind satirical card game Cards...
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Upward sloping demand curve ?!

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Seth's Blog » Blog Archive » Government as Useful Irritant and Rules of Innovation: What Libertarians and Other Economists Miss

Seth's Blog » Blog Archive » Government as Useful Irritant and Rules of Innovation: What Libertarians and Other Economists Miss | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
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Innovation vs productivity

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When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face

When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Companies are developing software to analyze our fleeting facial expressions and to get at the emotions behind them.
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Guggenheim Museum's $100,000 Room

Guggenheim Museum's $100,000 Room | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Money is art and art is money! Last November, German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann won the eighth Biennal Hugo Boss Prize, an award bestowed by the So…
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Pretty cool, shame it goes back to artist who won prize

 

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They're Watching You at Work

They're Watching You at Work | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
What happens when Big Data meets human resources? The emerging practice of "people analytics" is already transforming how employers hire, fire, and promote.
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V long, but insightful 

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Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Amsterdam — At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand.
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!? Surely not the way 

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Another form of sports betting

Another form of sports betting | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Should NFL coaches or Major League Baseball managers be required to pay a fee in order to protest a bad call? They would be if football or baseball were an Olympic sport. Here is an excerpt from th...
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Why are educated adults slim-Causation or select... [Soc Sci Med. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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Text messages warn Ukraine protesters they are 'participants in mass riot'

Text messages warn Ukraine protesters they are 'participants in mass riot' | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Mobile phone-users near scene of violent clashes in Kiev receive texts in apparent attempt by authorities to quell protests
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Father Christmas costing the UK £1.8bn in lost revenue

Father Christmas costing the UK £1.8bn in lost revenue | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
A study published today has estimated that more than £1.8bn in taxes and lost revenue and thousands of jobs may be lost this December due to the import of free goods by a conglomerate headed up by reclusive billionaire Father Christmas.
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harhar

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The Job Market Is Still Awful, In 3 Graphs

The Job Market Is Still Awful, In 3 Graphs | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
But whatever happened last month, it won't change the big picture: The job market is still very bad.
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The longer walk to equality

The longer walk to equality | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
South African inequality over the lifetime of Nelson MandelaROLIHLAHLA MANDELA (later Madiba to his countrymen, Nelson to the wider world) was born into a...
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As Oil Floods Plains Towns, Crime Pours In

As Oil Floods Plains Towns, Crime Pours In | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
With the new prosperity, soaring crime rates have come to places in Montana and North Dakota, straining law enforcement resources and shattering the sense of safety.
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A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty

A Fake Slum for Luxury Tourists Who Don't Want to See Real Poverty | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
It's estimated that one in eight people worldwide live in so-called slums, which, in some cities, makes visiting these informally maintained neighborhoods unavoidable.
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Negative Externalities: Supermarket energy drink ban for under 16s

Negative Externalities: Supermarket energy drink ban for under 16s | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it

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McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers - Telegraph

McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers  - Telegraph | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Fed up with outlet's night-time transformation into unofficial youth club, staff at an Australian McDonald's are playing classical music and opera to deter young people from loitering
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How Do You Get Poor Kids to Apply to Great Colleges?

How Do You Get Poor Kids to Apply to Great Colleges? | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Caroline Hoxby and her team of researchers are revolutionizing the way the best colleges reach out to talented low-income students
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"Educational economics"

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Overcoming Bias : World Inequality Is Down

Overcoming Bias : World Inequality Is Down | CLSG Economics: Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
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How can you measure inequality numerically?

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