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‘Thank you’ and ‘Well done’ are words we all love to hear however, how often do we hear the words ‘You are amazing’ or ‘You make a difference’, especially from those we seek recognition from most? 82 more words


~ JR ~ Jefferson’s Revenge

~ TMT ~ The Money Trust

~ OPO ~ Other People’s Oligarchs

~ NEL ~ Not Enough Lifeboats

~ NW ~ No Worries… 64 more words


Fifa ask Swiss police to launch criminal investigation into Russia and Qatar World Cup bids following allegations of corruption

By: Tom Peck

A criminal investigation is to be launched into the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.  In an unexpected development, Fifa has asked the Swiss authorities to launch a criminal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the bidding processes, which ultimately saw the tournaments given to Russia and Qatar. 808 more words


The vandals took the handles

Reading the bizarre effort by Paul Krugman to portray Obama as a great president, it occurred to me that it all could have been different. Newly elected with a huge mandate for reform, Obama had a chance to break the stranglehold the financial industry had on our economy in the aftermath of the 2008 meltdown. 1,098 more words

(Spoiler Alert) Game of Science: Higher life expectancy does not cause Economic Growth

Disease and Development: A Reply to Bloom, Canning, and Fink

By Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson (both MIT)

URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:nbr:nberwo:20064&r=his


Bloom, Canning, and Fink (2014) argue that the results in Acemoglu and Johnson (2006, 2007) are not robust because initial level of life expectancy (in 1940) should be included in our regressions of changes in GDP per capita on changes in life expectancy.

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Economic History

Condiment conversation: Chermoula

A popular Moroccan condiment is chermoula. This wet paste of herbs, spices and oil is often used as a marinade on meat, seafood and vegetables – so basically anything! 236 more words


not some reedy solo voice eternally practising the monotonous scales of its 'feelings', 'memories' and 'impressions'

Just a few short days ago, it looked like Citigroup was on the ropes. The company’s proposal for redistributing capital back to shareholders was rejected by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 165 more words