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Martin Wolf: The long and painful journey to world disorder
Hope this stays outside FT paywall - fascinating/horrifying.
economics 
11 weeks ago by nwlinks
UK exports have boomed since the Brexit referendum, but mostly to the EU
The UK is enjoying an increase in exports to the EU, driven in the main by a fall in the pound caused by a fear that it will not be freely trade with the EU in the future. This is a cake that cannot continue to be both had and eaten forever.
ukpolitics  brexit  eu  economics 
december 2016 by nwlinks
99 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Good Year
I saw a number of other people posting this and thought, huh, grasping at straws here. But actually these are all really good developments which did help cheers me up.
economics  politics  news 
december 2016 by nwlinks
The American Dream, Quantified at Last
More on the growth of inequality in the USA.
uspolitics  economics 
december 2016 by nwlinks
Inequality Is Killing The American Dream
Would be interested to see this methodology applied elsewhere.
uspolitics  economics 
december 2016 by nwlinks
Hosting The Olympics Is A Terrible Investment | FiveThirtyEight
Average cost overruns: 176% for Summer Games, 142% for Winter Games.
sport  economics 
august 2016 by nwlinks
The Discontented
And an economic remedy. Long but worthwhile read. #fb
ukpolitics  elections  economics  uspolitics  brexit 
july 2016 by nwlinks
How ‘Economists for Brexit’ manage to defy the laws of gravity
"Minford admits his model predicts that the policy would cause the ‘elimination’ of UK manufacturing and a large increase in wage inequality. But although he is relaxed about these outcomes, we suspect that voters in Port Talbot and elsewhere in Britain wouldn’t be so impressed."
ukpolitics  eu  economics  brexit 
june 2016 by nwlinks
Follow the money: Apple vs. the FBI
@cstross has a theory about the real agenda.
technology  internet  economics 
march 2016 by nwlinks
Peak paper
Also Peak Oil, Peak Coal, Peak Steel and maybe Peak People?
economics  technology 
february 2016 by nwlinks
Economics in the Age of Abundance
Now that we can all eat, what's next?
economics 
january 2016 by nwlinks
Matthew 22:39
Research shows that (some) devout people are just mean.
religion  economics 
november 2015 by nwlinks
Why Free Markets Make Fools of Us by Cass R. Sunstein
Great (though long) review of what sounds like an excellent book.
psychology  economics 
october 2015 by nwlinks
OECD - Cross border data flows
Does your business use data from other countries? Tell the OECD!
internet  economics 
september 2015 by nwlinks
You need more than the media to grasp the world
Hans Rosling explains what the world is really like.
media  economics 
september 2015 by nwlinks
The World Happiness Report 2015
Swiss top, Irish 18th, Belg 19th, UK 21st, Togo last.
politics  economics 
august 2015 by nwlinks
A World Without Work
Very long, but very interesting.
economics  work 
june 2015 by nwlinks
Making Do With More by J. Bradford DeLong
"we are producing and consuming much more than our economic indicators suggest"
economics 
february 2015 by nwlinks
Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Report 2014
Belgium has a) most equal wealth distribution, b) 2nd highest median wealth per adult.
economics  belgium 
october 2014 by nwlinks
Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Report 2014
Belgium has a) most equal wealth distribution, b) 2nd highest median wealth per adult.
economics  belgium 
october 2014 by nwlinks
The Secret of Belgium’s Success
"Don't just do something, stand there!"
belgium  economics 
july 2014 by nwlinks
Generations0010
@johnquiggin's dissection of "boomers", etc.
economics  history 
march 2014 by nwlinks
Seven reasons why Africa's time is now
Harvard Business Review; but some very interesting statistics.
economics  africa 
september 2013 by nwlinks
Everything Will Be Fine In Just One Chote Unit
Chote is an old mate, but this is a solid critique!
ukpolitics  economics 
march 2013 by nwlinks
Nick carrying the can for the village idiot
My favourite Cypriot commentator at the weekend, blaming the Germans (a little unfairly) and the Communists (entirely fairly).
Cyprus  economics 
march 2013 by nwlinks
It's like money in the bank
Pete Birks outlines the consequences in Cyprus.
Cyprus  economics 
march 2013 by nwlinks
Wealth Inequality in America - YouTube
Everyone's linking to this, but it is really worth watching if you haven't already.
uspolitics  economics 
march 2013 by nwlinks
The Smartest Guy in the Room
"No one, it turns out, can ever really be the smartest guy in the room. For two reasons. First, to make sure that everyone keeps fighting to get in, and stay in. Second, to make sure that everyone who doesn’t get in is kept out."
politics  economics 
march 2013 by nwlinks
What’s the moon worth?
"To sadly summarize: while the theoretical value of the moon may be countless zillions, today it’s not worth jack."
economics  astronomy 
november 2012 by nwlinks
Report On Tax Cuts For Wealthy Suppressed By GOP
Because some politicians feel entitled to their own facts! #fb
economics  uspolitics 
november 2012 by nwlinks
Hayek and the Welfare State, Yet Again
Do get any acquaintances who take Hayek seriously to read this.
economics 
may 2012 by nwlinks
The frequent fliers who flew too much
Lots of interesting lessons about economics here!
economics 
may 2012 by nwlinks
The Eurozone’s politics according to the Financial Times
"In the last two years British newspapers have been promising more or less the same thing to Eurozone citizens: collapse, soon." Yet it hasn't happened.
economics  euro  ukpolitics  eu 
april 2012 by nwlinks
Wolfson Prize: Schoolboy plan to save euro
10-year-old suggests restoring drachma to Greece.
economics  eu 
april 2012 by nwlinks
Why nations fail
Book review in The Economist
politics  economics 
april 2012 by nwlinks
The Cheese "Terroir"
The Bosnian dairy industry.
economics  eu  bosnia 
january 2012 by nwlinks
Desperation of hope
Encounter with a carjacker in Karachi.
life  crime  economics 
november 2011 by nwlinks
Occupy Wall Street Group Looks For Financial System Fixes
Innovative planning "to build a banking system with democratic management, more direct relationships between borrowers and investors and products affordable and attractive to the rich and poor".
economics 
november 2011 by nwlinks
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