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The long view

It’s hard not to despair when you hear news like the latest from NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory, which recently reported a new milestone: the highest monthly average for carbon dioxide concentrations yet – 411 parts per million… 495 more words

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Smith v. Keynes - Two Views on Economics

Economics studies wealth. More specifically, it studies the production and distribution of wealth through a society, and often assumes the rationality of humans (homo economicus). When discussing this subject, two men come to mind as having had most profoundly influenced modern economic thought: Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes. 1,101 more words

Social Studies

June 5 in history

70  Titus and his Roman legions breached the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.

1257  Kraków received city rights.

1305 – Raymond Bertrand de Got became  882 more words


Thought of the day - an ironic Keynesian moment

‘The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.’

-John Maynard Keynes

Thought For The Day

What Happened to Robin Hood?

Popular Economics Weekly

Graph: Mother Jones

The Brits in particular must be wondering what happened to Robin Hood, the legendary champion of the poor, who robbed the rich to give to the poor during medieval times when nobles ruled their world (at least until the Magna Carta). 627 more words


The Big Picture

May 19, 2018

by Steve Stofka

Here is a simple and elegant animation model of the economy in a thirty-minute video from Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. 973 more words

What is the proper role of government?

Former Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff publicly lied by saying that she had a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics. The lie was discovered in 2009, when she still wasn’t Brazil’s president. 373 more words

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