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Ted: Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams

Interesting Ted Talk on using government intervention to solve traffic jams. While it’s not presented by an economist, he uses a lot of economics concepts throughout the talk.

Meddling With Markets

1989 Ozone Treaty Proven to Reduce US Greenhouse Gas Emissions

❝ The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth’s protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States.

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Science

credit when it's due

No one will confuse the author with a conservative, but somehow in this column she allowed for some nuance in the discussion of the costs and benefits of labor policy. 30 more words

Economy

Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage May Hurt Mentally Disabled

Source: Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage May Hurt Mentally Disabled

Let’s be clear for a moment — many disabled workers will be unaffected. Physical disabilities may require accommodations, but many of those workers are making well above minimum wage as it is.

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Economics

Report: Monsanto Skipped Important Testing On Weed Killer That's Now Killing Crops

There’s a problem in farm country this year: Acres of crops are unexpectedly withering away, but it’s not due to drought or natural blight. Instead, the crisis seems to be related to a new herbicide from Monsanto. 617 more words

Food & Personal Care

What Happens When We "Go It Alone" In Complex Systems?

While the need to collaborate seems obvious to many of us who play in the multi-stakeholder, complex-systems space, most people still do not–even many of the “systems thinkers” I have met… 364 more words

Innovative Practices

Freedom of Conscience and the Rule of Law

Of course the concept of “freedom of conscience” was forged in Europe by Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, John Stuart Mill, and many other philosophers. But the freedom of conscience… 948 more words

Liberty