Will ‘Middle Class Economics’ Lift Us Out of ‘Secular Stagnation’?

‘Secular Stagnation’ is the expression, made popular by the economist Larry Summers,  to refer to the present time period, since the end of the Great Recession, with slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant middle-class wages and increasing inequality.  387 more words

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Book analyses the effects of hosting the Olympic Games and the World Cup

According to a The Economist’s review of the book Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) pocketed more than 70% of the television revenue in London 2012. 97 more words

Political Funding by Private Donations and Party Preferences

Partyforumseasia strategy-wise: In Southeast Asia private campaign and party donations are certainly not coming in smaller amounts from millions of citizens. The millions here are more investments by cronies and businesses interested in government contacts and contracts. 246 more words

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Islam and extremism: Looking within | The Economist

Good piece in The Economist on some of the challenges within Islam regarding radicalization and extremism:

Complicating attempts to shore up traditional sources of authority is the fact that the establishment is precisely what many extremists reject.

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The Union Budget...5 things you didn't hear.

So, the big day is here. India’s budget for the financial year 2015-16 would be presented by the finance minister Mr. Arun Jaitlley. Lots of expectations abound as people await the first, full-time, budget of BJP, first party with an absolute majority in the last 30 years. 659 more words


The American economy: Steady on

THE LAST few weeks have seen a flurry of good data about the America economy. Firms added more than 1m new jobs, in net terms, in the three months to January, the best showing since 1997. At 5.7%, America’s unemployment rate is now one of the lowest in the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries. GDP data, released this morning, shows that the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014—one of the fastest growth rates in the OECD. 170 more words

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Comment les blogs ont tué les rédactions

Cet article faisant état de la survie des blogs parmi les émetteurs d’information repose l’éternelle question : quel statut ont les auteurs vis-à-vis d’une marque-média? Sont-ils des marques-filles ou d’anonymes composantes d’une marque-mère? 440 more words