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It’s a family affair

The Economist IN RECENT years China’s leaders have become increasingly concerned that the public’s awareness of the growing wealth gap could lead to social instability. In Beijing, displays of gratuitous overcompensation are a daily reminder that some people, in keeping … Continue reading

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After child dies, mom’s risk of early death skyrockets: study

Williams Evans EurekAlert In the first two years following the death of a child, there is a 133% increase in the risk of the mother dying, a new study from the University of Notre Dame shows. Titled “Maternal bereavement: the … Continue reading

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The roar of the crowd

The Economist Crowdsourcing is transforming the science of psychology ACCORDING to Joseph Henrich and his colleagues at the University of British Columbia, most undergraduates are WEIRD. Those who teach them might well agree. But Dr Henrich did not intend the … Continue reading

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The Church of Malthus

Tony Cartalucci Land Destroyer Hating humanity is their creed, corporate-fascists its patriarchs, pseudo-scientists its priest-class, brain-addled cultists its practitioners. Video: Church of Malthus evangelist, Paul Gilding in his “the Earth is Full” talk, tells us one million years of human … Continue reading

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Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

Juliet Schor NewDream This fun animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the … Continue reading

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‘IMF, WB continue to ignore emerging countries’

Press TV An economist says the IMF and World Bank use their limited funds to bailout European countries while “there aren’t the funds available to invest in the developed world.” The leaders of the BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, China, … Continue reading

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£120billion gamble on wind turbines: Green energy ‘ten times dearer than power stations’

Sean Poulter Daily Mail A rush to green energy by spending billions covering much of the countryside with wind turbines would be an expensive blunder, a damning study has found. Professor Gordon Hughes of Edinburgh University said the massive programme … Continue reading

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Punk Economics: Lesson 2

Irish economist David McWilliams explains the ECB’s massive cash for trash scheme — bailing out banks with your money. Writer/Director: David McWilliams Producer/Editor: Mary Catherine Brouder Artist: Mark Flood Production Manager: Sanja Miladinovic

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World Bank Wants Control Of The High Seas

Brandon Smith Alt-Market As a proponent of legitimate free markets, I am always up for a little creative entrepreneurship.  However, there is a considerable difference between building productive markets, and engaging in monopolistic piracy.  Global conglomerates and the elites that … Continue reading

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Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow

Shlomo Benartzi TED It’s easy to imagine saving money next week, but how about right now? Generally, we want to spend it. Economist Shlomo Benartzi says this is one of the biggest obstacles to saving enough for retirement, and asks: … Continue reading

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