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Brief Overview of the Russian Economy under Putin

When Vladimir Putin became President in 2000,  Russia was just emerging from the 1998 financial crisis, and was effectively bankrupt. Putin didn’t have any radical economic visions, and instead opted to cut taxes to benefit businesses and renationalise key sectors. 587 more words


Sunday Thoughts (May 7-13)

A selection of links and thoughts that I stumble upon throughout the week – everything from economics to politics to philosophy to the occasional music video. 537 more words


The U.S. Debt is an Unsolvable Crisis

Trending stories recently have included foreign policy, airplane safety and Michael Pompeo’s likelihood of becoming secretary of state. Less has been reported about the just released Congressional Budget Office report that forecasts an explosion of federal debt to levels far greater than seen in any year since the end of World War II.  642 more words

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Weapons of Math Destruction

The title of this book is identical to the title of a book by Dr. Cathy O’Neil. The subtitle is “How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Dr. 465 more words

Transactive Memory

(What's Left of) Our Economy: America's Productivity Blahs Continue

Although productivity is widely seen by informed students of the U.S. economy as the biggest key to ensuring the nation’s prosperity over the longest run, the release of the government’s new figures on these measures of efficiency rarely generates many headlines. 478 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Financial Crisis - The True Disaster 

Living in Puerto Rico has become a real challenge. The island is suffering from a financial crisis. Personally, I’m feeling that crisis. Income is very limited, food has been limited in my apartment. 169 more words

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