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Real World Economics: A disingenuous take on the estate tax
Real World Economics: A disingenuous take on the estate taxInitial reactions can be harsh. Mine was on reading an interview with National Economic Council head Gary Cohn. In it he said “The estate tax really hits farmers, and we don’t want to hit farmers. It hits small and medium-sized family-owned businesses.”read more
Source: TwinCities Pioneer Press
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:29:00 GMT
Behavioral economics doesn’t explain everything
Behavioral economics doesn’t explain everythingRegarding the Oct. 15 Business article “Nobel winner Thaler infused real behavior into economics”: Behavioral economics does not explain the myriad ways that other economic agents (businesses, investors, workers and other drivers of capitalist ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:05:00 GMT
'What's the Matter with Economics?': Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman of New York Times to deliver UMass lecture
'What's the Matter with Economics?': Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman of New York Times to deliver UMass lectureAMHERST -- Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and a columnist for The New York Times, will speak Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts as the university's annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture. Krugman's talk at the ...read more
Source: Mass Live The Republican
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 04:13:00 GMT
The Economics Of Getting Heard: Guest Op-Ed
The Economics Of Getting Heard: Guest Op-EdWhile labels and artists compete with each other on the charts, one of music’s biggest issues is competition from other forms of media. Attention is a scarce resource, and tech companies have effectively entered an arms race for it. YouTube autoplays ...read more
Source: Billboard
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:15:00 GMT
Nobel Board Foolishly Awards Micromanaging Fake ‘Libertarian’ Its Economics Prize
Nobel Board Foolishly Awards Micromanaging Fake ‘Libertarian’ Its Economics PrizeOn Monday, the Swedish socialists who decide who gets the Nobel Prize in economics chose another proponent of “behavioral economics,” the University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler. It was a poor choice. Thaler might be very smart and even clever, but ...read more
Source: Federalist
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:29:00 GMT
National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm?
National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm?Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday ...read more
Source: Coin Desk
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:40:00 GMT
Brexit: The Economics of International Disintegration
Brexit: The Economics of International DisintegrationWhile we can estimate the economic impact of Brexit, we do not yet understand what made people vote for it. This column argues that political pro-Brexit rhetoric conflates two distinct hypotheses that have different policy implications. If voters wanted to ...read more
Source: nakedcapitalism.com
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Economics 101: How do young leaders differ from the old guard?
Economics 101: How do young leaders differ from the old guard?Austria’s Sebastian Kurz, 31, has become the world’s youngest national leader. He joins a contemporary phalanx of unusually youthful global policymakers that includes Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman (32), France’s Emmanuel Macron ...read more
Source: The National
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:07:00 GMT
Vital Signs: economics can’t explain why unemployment and inflation are both low
Vital Signs: economics can’t explain why unemployment and inflation are both lowVital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting global economies. This week: an ...read more
Source: THE CONVERSATION
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT
San Antonio ranks among nation’s best in analysis of local economics
San Antonio ranks among nation’s best in analysis of local economicsProvo, Utah, has a decidedly low profile, though it deserves to be better known. Provo is just the 92nd-biggest metropolitan area in America and only the third-largest in its own state (trailing Salt Lake City and Ogden). Yet it boasts the strongest ...read more
Source: The Business Journal
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:02:00 GMT