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Learning from Emilia Romagna’s cooperative economy
An interview with economist Vera Zamagni on the cooperative movement in Italy, accompanied by a short film by Moving Images that highlights the vibrant ecosystem of cooperatives in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region.
economics 
march 2018 by geetarista
Buffett: How inflation swindles the equity investor (Fortune Classics, 1977) | Fortune
The central problem in the stock market is that the return on capital hasn't risen with inflation. It seems to be stuck at 12%.
economics 
february 2018 by geetarista
Alessandro Acquisti-The Economics of Privacy-Resources on financial privacy,economics,anonymity
Alessandro Acquisti, Heinz School, CMU - Privacy and Economics, Financial Privacy, and the Economics of Anonymity
privacy  economics 
january 2018 by geetarista
Keynesian Economics Is Hot Again - Bloomberg
For years, economists believed government couldn't stimulate growth. The Great Recession changed a lot of minds.
economics 
january 2018 by geetarista
If you tax the rich, they won't leave: US data contradicts millionaires' threats | Inequality | The Guardian
Does raising taxes on the rich really trigger their migration to more obliging states or countries? This study of every million-dollar earner in the US shows otherwise
data  economics  inequality  politics 
november 2017 by geetarista
If You Think Basic Income is “Free Money” or Socialism, Think Again
VPRO Backlight talks about the need for social security experiments to give people the opportunity to make the most of their own talents and qualities. Featuring: Guy Standing (economist, UK), Matthias Gijsbertsen (alderman for Social Affairs, Groningen), Albert Wenger (venture investor, New York) and Michael Bohmeyer (IT entrepreneur, Germany).
economics 
november 2017 by geetarista
America Has a Monopoly Problem—and It’s Huge | The Nation
The Nobel Prize winner argues that an economy dominated by large corporations has failed the many and enriched the few.
inequality  economics  capitalism 
october 2017 by geetarista
Asset prices are high across the board. Is it time to worry?
IN HIS classic, “The Intelligent Investor”, first published in 1949, Benjamin Graham, a Wall Street sage, distilled what he called his secret of sound investment into three words: “margin of safety”. The price paid for a stock or a bond should allow for human error, bad luck or, indeed, many things going wrong at once.
economics 
october 2017 by geetarista
Richard Thaler, the Economist Who Realized How Crazy We Are - Bloomberg
Richard Thaler made the equations a lot more messy. Which is good.
economics 
october 2017 by geetarista
Germany is successful and happy because its values are the opposite of Silicon Valley's — Quartz
If Silicon Valley ever formed a political party, it might look a lot like the current iteration of Germany’s Free Democrats, or FDP. In the 2017 election cycle, the FDP offered a platform that reads like what Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg would come up with if they decided to disrupt Rand Paul. Its primary...
happiness  economics  germany  politics 
september 2017 by geetarista
Why Wages Aren’t Growing - Bloomberg
It’s a global problem. Shareholders and managers—and the demise of unions—may be to blame.
economics 
september 2017 by geetarista
A philosopher’s take on Global Basic Income | Know it Wall
Inequality and poverty are bad — almost everyone agrees on that. The solution? A basic income guaranteed to everyone on Earth. Renowned political philosopher Hillel Steiner explains why and how we should implement it.
economics  philosophy 
september 2017 by geetarista
Wealth: redistribution and interest rates – Ergodicity Economics
The most interesting scientific projects are those that surprise, when the mathematics, or the code, tells us something we didn't expect. In our study of US wealth dynamics that's what happened. We wrote it up in a paper, but that's only the end product not the curious route by which we got there. Hence this…
economics  equality 
september 2017 by geetarista
The “free” economy comes at a cost
FACEBOOK, whose users visit for an average of 50 minutes a day, promises members: “It’s free and always will be.” It certainly sounds like a steal. But it is only one of the bargains that apparently litter the internet: YouTube watchers devour 1bn hours of videos every day, for instance.
economics 
august 2017 by geetarista
Pigouvian taxes
LOUD conversation in a train carriage that makes concentration impossible for fellow-passengers. A farmer spraying weedkiller that destroys his neighbour’s crop. Motorists whose idling cars spew fumes into the air, polluting the atmosphere for everyone. Such behaviour might be considered thoughtless, anti-social or even immoral.
economics 
august 2017 by geetarista
MLMs like Avon and LuLaRoe are sending people into debt and psychological crisis — Quartz
“I was urged to stop paying my bills to invest in more inventory. I was urged to get rid of television. I was urged to pawn my vehicle. I just had to get on anxiety meds over all of it because I've started having panic attacks.” In June 2016, Sophie (name changed) quit her job...
marketing  economics  psychology  mlm 
august 2017 by geetarista
Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart - The New York Times
This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen.
economics 
august 2017 by geetarista
Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart - The New York Times
This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen.
economics 
august 2017 by geetarista
Is the stock market going to crash?
A live stock market dashboard to help estimate the chance of a crash
finance  economics  stocks 
august 2017 by geetarista
Where in the world is it easiest to get rich? | Harald Eia | TEDxOslo - YouTube
In which society is it easiest to get rich? Contrary to common belief, it is not countries like the US or the UK that create the highest number of rich peopl...
economics 
august 2017 by geetarista
A Primer on Critical Mass
The mental model of critical mass explains everything from viral cat videos and sustainability to changing habits. Read this article to learn more.
economics  business  innovation 
july 2017 by geetarista
BBC - Capital - Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism
Monopoly's inventor, Elizabeth Magie, would have sent herself straight to jail if she’d lived to see just how influential today’s twisted version of her game turned out to be.
economics 
july 2017 by geetarista
Damage - Matt Gemmell
Apple's destruction of the value of software, and the sustainability of indie developer businesses.
apple  economics  business 
july 2017 by geetarista
A Tour of the Ethereum Token Bubble – LyleCantor – Medium
Dear God the free market just gave $150M to something we found out didn't work in practice in the #augur beta #ethereum #blockchain
economics  blockchain 
july 2017 by geetarista
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