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In favor of a mixed pension system: a review of the Chilean case

Written by: Fernando Fernandez and Mario Giarda

Some weeks ago, The Economist published an article about the state of the pension system in Chile. The article focused on the discontent that the system has generated since it was implemented back in 1981, under the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. 2,519 more words


Why can't the chicken cross the road?

I happened to hear a little thing on the radio today that disturbed me.

It wasn’t that I didn’t know this fact before, more that today the gravity of the situation really hit home. 399 more words


ప్రపంచబ్యాంకు అక్కర తీర్చే తహ తహ ! ఔరా ఏమిటీ వైపరీత్యము !!

ఎం కోటేశ్వరరావు

   వ్యాపార సరళతరం సూచికలో భారత్‌ తన స్ధానాన్ని 131 నుంచి 130కి పెంచుకొని గత ఏడాది కంటే ఒక పాయింట్‌ అదనంగా సాధించిందని ప్రపంచబ్యాంక్‌ 2017 నివేదికలో ప్రకటించింది. నరేంద్రమోడీ నాయకత్వంలో ప్రకటించిన సంస్కరణలన్నీ వూకదంపుడు వుపన్యాసాలే తప్ప ఆచరణ రూపం దాల్చనందున ప్రపంచ బ్యాంకు వాటిని పరిగణనలోకి తీసుకోలేదన్నది విశ్లేషకుల అభిప్రాయం.

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The power of eye interaction

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Virtual Reality