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Red Friday Installments: Apathy Doesn't Count

“So are you going to the protest?”

“Nah… I have meetings”

-_____________-  “But you work for yourself… like, you set your own schedule and it will all be done by like, noon.”

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Ghana

Thimbles, buckets and taps

I’ve been wittering on delivering cogent analysis lately about the importance of productive capacity in the Pacific islands.  Productive capacity is defined by some economists as the  resources, entrepreneurial capabilities and production linkages which together determine the ability of a country to produce goods and services and enable it to grow and develop. 530 more words

Economics

Indiana's Neighbor Illinois Needs To Mow Their Lawn

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services again has threatened the state of Illinois to get their financial mess in order or else it will downgrade their bond ratings. 247 more words

Indiana

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness. Russ Roberts. Portfolio Hardcover. 2014

Adam Smith became famous for The Wealth of Nations, but the Scottish economist also cared deeply about our moral choices and behavior—the subjects of his other brilliant book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). 139 more words

Economics

Blithering on the problem of underfunded pensions

So the public pensions problem is being dealt with in New York? Not likely.

Economics

Economic theory and context

Evidence of ‘comparative advantage’ working against the interests of native populations can be found throughout history – from the times laws were introduced in order to address this in ancient Athens to modern day imperialism. 120 more words

ONE trillion dollars. That may be the cost to Russian investors of Vladimir Putin’s rule. It is the equivalent of about $7,000 for every Russian citizen.

ONE trillion dollars. That may be the cost to Russian investors of Vladimir Putin’s rule. It is the equivalent of about $7,000 for every Russian citizen. 86 more words

Economics