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“Malnutrition Hits Millions of Children in Yemen”

The New York Times, December 19, 2014, p.A6

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/19/world/middleeast/yemen-children-starve-as-government-weakens.html?_r=0

“Yemen is the most impoverished country in the Middle East, and among its grim distinctions is having one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world.   361 more words

Middle East

They Said That? 12/19/14

From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release, issued 12/17/14:

Based on its current assessment, the Committee judges that it can be…

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Economics

Belief And The Atomism Of Social Change

by Will Wilkinson

Here is one of the most spectacular shifts in public opinion in our lifetime.

What explains this?

Don’t ask the psychologist and social scientists who study political opinion. 1,108 more words

The Dish

The Myth of 'Involuntary Unemployment'

Since layoff is necessary to allow obsolete firms to decline or disappear in favor of new firms that tend to conform to the changes of individual preferences, a frictional unemployment emerges. 2,381 more words

Economics

Economics - #8, General Conversation

On Saturday after the Thanksgiving day (of 2014) Professor Tinkerlist hosted a dinner for the gathered company at his home.  (For introductory information on Prakash, Toofan and Milton please read – Family Dynamics #4 on this blog.) 2,868 more words

Philosophical

The Gold Nuts: Monetary Watch Dogs

Those of us who are big followers of Ludwig Von Mises, or Austrian school economics in general, are big believers in the intrinsic monetary value of the precious metals. 113 more words

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