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Ph.D.s on Food Stamps

With the economic troubles of the past few years, it’s no surprise that the number of people using food stamps is soaring. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that an average of 44 million people were on food assistance last … Continue reading

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The Economic Roots of Your Life Crisis

A life crisis, I’d say, is a crisis of human potential foregone. It’s when you know you’re not living up to your potential, but it’s frustratingly difficult to see what, if anything, can be done about it. So what does … Continue reading

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Promoting innovation and evidence-based approaches to building resilience and responding to humanitarian crises

At the end of 2011, the United Nations called for humanitarian assistance to be both scaled up and made ‘smarter’ as global emergencies continued to expand in both frequency and complexity.  DFID has launched a new strategy to meet this … Continue reading

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The Fight of the Century

The decline in resources available to support societal complexity will generate a centrifugal force breaking up existing economic and governmental power structures everywhere. As a result there is a fight brewing—a protracted and intense one, impacting most countries if not … Continue reading

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La crisis británica golpea a los jóvenes

Este año la matrícula universitaria costará unos 16 mil dólares y la ayuda estudiantil secundaria ha desaparecido. Así las cosas, no sorprende que los estudiantes estén engrosando las filas de la prostitución para financiarse. La crisis económica está golpeando con … Continue reading

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On nous ment!: Vérités et légendes sur la crise

Vous avez du mal à comprendre pourquoi la crise a explosé en 2008 ? Vous trouvez bien difficile de savoir si elle est vraiment terminée ? Normal : du début jusqu’à la fin, au lieu de nous expliquer le fond … Continue reading

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Greece, Lehman, and the politics of Too Big To Fail

The looming second banking crisis raises the question whether banks have learned anything from the Lehman debacle only three years ago. They have indeed learned a lesson, but you may not like it. So we face another Lehman moment. The … Continue reading

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Capitalism Collapse? – “Cash grab system cannot survive storm'”

There is barely a corner of the globe that has not been touched by the current financial meltdown. But a senior sociology scholar at Yale University thinks the crisis is far wider than the economic crash – it is capitalism … Continue reading

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The American Dream – O Sonho Americano

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All Change – Will There Be a Revolution in Economic Thinking in the Next Few Years

On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers – then the fourth-largest investment bank on Wall Street – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A year later,  the world economy was in the depths of its worst recession since the 1930s. This … Continue reading

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