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The economics behind the protests in Hong Kong

The economics behind the protests in Hong Kong | World Affairs | Scoop.it
The affluent city-state's economy has been reeling this year from the consequences of an anti-corruption campaign in mainland China.
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People in Bangladesh feel better about their economy than Americans do

People in Bangladesh feel better about their economy than Americans do | World Affairs | Scoop.it
As part of its Global Attitudes Project, Pew surveys people in 44 countries about their feelings on the economy, and the responses this year show...
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So far apart and yet so close: Should the ECB care about inflation differentials? | Zsolt Darvas and Guntram B. Wolff at Bruegel.org

So far apart and yet so close: Should the ECB care about inflation differentials? | Zsolt Darvas and Guntram B. Wolff at Bruegel.org | World Affairs | Scoop.it
Inflation rates can differ across regions of monetary unions. We show that in the euro area, the US, Canada, Japan and Australia, inflation...

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G20 worried about the 'stumbling block' of Europe's slow growth

G20 worried about the 'stumbling block' of Europe's slow growth | World Affairs | Scoop.it
Group claims progress on fireproofing world financial system, but there is concern that Europe risks pulling others down
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Economy Shifting Gears To Service The Rich: CIBC

Economy Shifting Gears To Service The Rich: CIBC | World Affairs | Scoop.it
The world’s businesses are shifting gears to take advantage of the growing gap between rich and poor, and that means more services and products for the biggest earners, CIBC said Friday in a client note.

CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld s...

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Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in plain sight | World Affairs | Scoop.it
THE ECONOMIST attended a lecture by Andy Haldane, the chief economist of the Bank of England. Mr Haldane is known for his work on financial regulation but this...
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Economic Development vs Economic Growth - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

Economic Development vs Economic Growth - Difference and Comparison | Diffen | World Affairs | Scoop.it
What's the difference between Economic Development and Economic Growth?

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Quebec's economic growth to shift into higher gear in 2014 with strengthening exports: RBC Economics

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Want To Get Incomes Growing Again? Pay Women More.

Want To Get Incomes Growing Again? Pay Women More. | World Affairs | Scoop.it
The good news is that, after a decade of declining, the median American income stopped falling and just stagnated last year. The bad news is that the median American income just stagnated last year.

One thing that kept it from being worse -- and ...

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malek's curator insight, September 18, 2014 5:09 PM

Gender pay gap shrinking may have a strong impact on economy.

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Euro zone economy still at risk, interest rates to stay low, Draghi says

Euro zone economy still at risk, interest rates to stay low, Draghi says | World Affairs | Scoop.it
Measures unveiled last month included extending the duration of unlimited cheap liquidity for banks until the end of 2016
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Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement Benefits | Business Brief

As commerce between Japan and the EU is declining, businesses are more than ever calling for a free trade agreement to reduce tariffs and encourage trade. For more go to http://www.dw.de/english.

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Ha-Joon Chang : How to 'Use' Economics - Huffington Post UK

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Economics is a political argument.

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France and Germany 'dragging down' eurozone recovery - Telegraph

France and Germany 'dragging down' eurozone recovery - Telegraph | World Affairs | Scoop.it
The 'core' economies of Europe are holding back the rest of the eurozone, where growth was at its highest level since before the recession
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Cray column: What is economics all about? - Stevenspointjournal

Cray column: What is economics all about? - Stevenspointjournal | World Affairs | Scoop.it
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While those questions are very concise and to the point, a good answer requires a lot of explanation.

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jon inge's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:39 PM

determining the type of life we lead is an economics problem. No person, business, state or nation can escape this thing we call economics. - very very true

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2 maps that show China's growing economic dominance in Africa

2 maps that show China's growing economic dominance in Africa | World Affairs | Scoop.it
China has in the past 10 years become the dominant trading partner for Africa, displacing mostly western economies as the top importer in many countries,...
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Poor nations’ climate change budget puts health and education funds at risk

Poor nations’ climate change budget puts health and education funds at risk | World Affairs | Scoop.it
Study exposes funding gaps in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda between plans to address climate change and what is available
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7 Economic Issues That Explain Prosperity Differences

7 Economic Issues That Explain Prosperity Differences | World Affairs | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, there are no clear cut answer as to how countries become more prosperous and others far less.

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jon inge's curator insight, September 21, 2014 2:53 AM

Excellent development issues 

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The political appeal of currency union and disunion

The political appeal of currency union and disunion | World Affairs | Scoop.it
I HAVE watched the debate over Scotland’s independence with a certain déjà-vu. In 1995, I along with everyone else in Canada watched nervously as Quebecers voted...
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The Worst Economies In The World

The Worst Economies In The World | World Affairs | Scoop.it
After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, from fifth last year to third in 2014. A combination of factors, including impr...

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The atheist libertarian lie: Ayn Rand, income inequality and the fantasy of the “free market”

The atheist libertarian lie: Ayn Rand, income inequality and the fantasy of the “free market” | World Affairs | Scoop.it
Robert Reich says that one of the most deceptive ideas embraced by the Ayn Rand-inspired libertarian movement is that the free market is natural, and exists outside and beyond government. In other words, the “free market” is a constructed supernatural myth.

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The Scottish Currency Question: A Solution

The Scottish Currency Question: A Solution | World Affairs | Scoop.it
This week the Scots will vote on independence and the ghost of Bonnie Prince Charlie will ride once more... oh no! I'm not going there! Living in London and being from a country that declared indep...

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malek's comment, September 16, 2014 5:18 PM
add the threat of not paying share of national debt
pdeppisch's comment, September 18, 2014 4:52 PM
Emotionally the Scots would mostly vote yes as they English have not be fair about the union for the last 300 years. Logic dictates that you need to negotiate for more powers and make sure Whitehall can't screw you all the time.
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Inequality is a result of capitalism - Independent Online

Inequality is a result of capitalism - Independent Online | World Affairs | Scoop.it
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Putin would have a lot to teach Zuma on that score. ...

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jon inge's curator insight, September 17, 2014 4:33 PM

The mainstream economists – the ones who dominate our public policy and universities – claim the global financial crisis of 2007 was so anomalous it could not have been foreseen. According to them, it came out of nowhere; they can’t be blamed when the world behaves in unexpected ways.... never certain but always right?

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Episode 550: When Salaries Aren't Secret

Episode 550: When Salaries Aren't Secret | World Affairs | Scoop.it
What would it be like if everyone at your office knew what everyone else earned? On today's show, we hear about a company where salaries aren't secret.
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What is the role of economic indicators and how are they used by Jude Barton | World Issues 360

What is the role of economic indicators and how are they used by Jude Barton | World Issues 360 | World Affairs | Scoop.it
Some of the indicators economists use to make predictions might be surprising.

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Foreign Aid Isn't Charity, It's an Investment

Foreign Aid Isn't Charity, It's an Investment | World Affairs | Scoop.it
One of the few bright spots of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill of late has been in global development. The House recently passed a bill to support President Clinton’s Power Africa initiative, which is designed to boost access to electricity access across six countries in the region. Both houses also
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