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book spotlight: the inner lives of markets by ray fisman and tim sullivan

The Inner Lives of Markets: How People Shape Them and They Shape Us is a “popular economics” book by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan. The book is a lively discussion of what one might call the “greatest” theoretical hits of economics. 276 more words

Fabio

ROBBERY -- 2% COLA

That will be the Social Security COLA adjustment for 2018.

People on Social Security will see only a 2% increase in their benefits.

Less any change in their Medicare premiums. 170 more words

COMMENTARY

Reconstruction of a Train Wreck: How Priming Research Went off the Rails

Authors:  Ulrich Schimmack, Moritz Heene, and Kamini Kesavan

Abstract:
We computed the R-Index for studies cited in Chapter 4 of Kahneman’s book “Thinking Fast and Slow.” This chapter focuses on priming studies, starting with John Bargh’s study that led to Kahneman’s open email.  3,434 more words

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Ray Dalio’s Shorting The Entire EU, by Raúl Ilargi Meijer

The head of the world’s biggest hedge fund complex is bearish on Europe. From Raúl Ilargi Meijer at theautomaticearth.com:

A point BOE Governor Mark Carney made recently may be the biggest cog in the European Union’s wheel (or is it second biggest? 377 more words

Debt

Turning A Business Dream Into Reality

Many of us will have some form of dream. It might be to travel the world, tick off all those destinations you placed on your… 526 more words

Economics