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Nobel Prize in Economics Breaks New Ground

Popular Economics Weekly STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” It was ground-breaking for several reasons. Firstly, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Is Bernie’s Economic Platform Impossible?

Financial FAQs It looks like Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the Democratic candidate is assured, but are Bernie Sander’s economic proposals impossible to achieve, as many mainstream economists maintain? Bernie wants to be able to introduce them into their platform at … Continue reading

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The Japanese Lessons

Popular Economics Weekly The Japanese twin disasters—an earthquake plus Tsunami—have highlighted both why Japan’s economy has basically sputtered since its real estate and stock bubbles burst in 1989-91, and why ours is taking so long to recover—we were not prepared … Continue reading

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The Debt Fallacy

Financial FAQs The European debt crisis has re-triggered the debate over budget deficits, and even whether Europe’s problems could trigger a ‘double-dip’ return to recession in our own economy. The contention is that Europe will be burdened with debt for … Continue reading

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