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CrowdFunDing. Other Moolah. Bit Coin Review. Digiti$€ Time is Money. Quantifying Peace and its Benefits. Researchers find a country’s wealth correlates. THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS. Planning and Investing in Cities. The World Economy. Cash Is Better Than Food Stamps in Helping Poor: Edward Glaeser. Newt Gingrich has been castigated for referring to President Barack Obama as the “best food-stamp president in American history.”

Cash Is Better Than Food Stamps in Helping Poor: Edward Glaeser

American Banker: The Financial Services Daily. In Praise of Leisure - The Chronicle Review. Is Modern Capitalism Sustainable? by Kenneth Rogoff. Exit from comment view mode.

Is Modern Capitalism Sustainable? by Kenneth Rogoff

Click to hide this space CAMBRIDGE – I am often asked if the recent global financial crisis marks the beginning of the end of modern capitalism. It is a curious question, because it seems to presume that there is a viable replacement waiting in the wings. The truth of the matter is that, for now at least, the only serious alternatives to today’s dominant Anglo-American paradigm are other forms of capitalism. Continental European capitalism, which combines generous health and social benefits with reasonable working hours, long vacation periods, early retirement, and relatively equal income distributions, would seem to have everything to recommend it – except sustainability. Indeed, it is far from clear how far China’s political, economic, and financial structures will continue to transform themselves, and whether China will eventually morph into capitalism’s new exemplar. National Financial Capability Challenge. How the Across-the-Board Cuts in the Budget Control Act Will Work.

Note: OMB issued a report on September 14 that provides initial estimates and settles some legal issues with respect to the sequestration discussed in this analysis.

How the Across-the-Board Cuts in the Budget Control Act Will Work

BCA%20Sequester%20Fact%20Sheet. Et pourquoi pas aussi l'Open Money ? Cela demande analyse et précision au cas par cas mais on ne peut que constater que « l’état d’esprit du logiciel libre » est en train de s’infiltrer un peu partout actuellement.

Et pourquoi pas aussi l'Open Money ?

Et si le très sérieux journal britannique The Guardian posait récemment la question de la construction d’un monde Open Source il doit bien y avoir une raison. Dans la sphère anglophone cela se traduit en effet par la multiplication des expressions précédées de l’adjectif « Open ». Les idées véhiculées ne sont pas forcément neuves ni originales mais elle retrouvent force et vigueur à l’heure du numérique, en s’inspirant toutes plus ou moins directement de la matrice Open Source. Et si la lecture de cette longue liste vous a donné soif, nous vous suggérons Open Cola ou, avec modération, Open Beer ;-) Tout comme Wikipédia dont sont issus l’ensemble des liens précédents, ces jeunes expressions ne sont pas figées.

L’Histoire nous dira ce qui émergera exactement de cette effervescence. Georgia Kelly: Thrive: Deconstructing the Film. There have been many screenings in the Bay Area of a privately produced film called Thrive. It is a long documentary, created in a New-Agey, pseudoscientific mode, which would be fairly innocuous if it were not masking a reactionary, libertarian political agenda that stands in jarring contrast with the soothing tone of the presentation. Foster Gamble, the creator and narrator of the film, is heir to the Proctor Gamble empire. One advantage of being wealthy is that you can make a film for which you choose the cast, director, producer, and staff. One of the disadvantages is that you end up working with people who won't challenge your ideas or politics. What If The Right And The Left Are Both Wrong About Why The Economic Recovery Is So Slow? A New Theory. Ever since it became clear that the pace of the economic recovery was falling short of expectations, two competing narratives have vied to dominate our politics.

What If The Right And The Left Are Both Wrong About Why The Economic Recovery Is So Slow? A New Theory.

Movement conservatives argue that the weight of a government that “spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much” is suffocating the private sector and that new laws and regulations have throttled investment and job creation by creating uncertainty about the costs of doing business. Keynesian liberals, meanwhile, counter that the problem is the collapse of demand and that the government’s failure to offer a large enough stimulus is consigning us to a rate of growth not easy to distinguish from stagnation. What if they’re both wrong?

That’s the claim of Amir Sufi, a finance professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. A Relentless Widening of Disparity in Wealth. What if inequality were to continue growing years or decades into the future?

A Relentless Widening of Disparity in Wealth

Obama: 'The Truth Is, Our Deficits Are Already Shrinking' In his weekly radio address, President Obama explained the budget he'll rollout next week, and said, "the truth is, our deficits are already shrinking.

Obama: 'The Truth Is, Our Deficits Are Already Shrinking'

" Is_our_tax_system_helping_us_create_wealth. National Priorities Project: Democratizing the Federal Budget. US Political, Financial & Business News. United States / Wealth Distribution Statistics. Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposes Pains, Gains for Science. President Obama sent the research community a valentine of sorts in his proposed 2012 federal budget.

Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposes Pains, Gains for Science

President Obama plans to propose a lower corporate tax rate, but Warren Buffett says that taxes aren't a key factor driving corporate investment. Yesterday, President Obama announced a long-awaited proposal to cut corporate taxes in America, which U.S. businesses complain are much too high by international standards.

President Obama plans to propose a lower corporate tax rate, but Warren Buffett says that taxes aren't a key factor driving corporate investment

The proposed reform is intended to prevent companies from shifting operations and earnings to tax havens (paging Mitt Romney!) And instead encourage companies to bring them back into the U.S., where they could create jobs and growth. What’s being missed in all this is that the corporate tax debate and the jobs debate are two separate things. Here’s why. America has the second highest corporate tax rate in the rich world. Why Americans Can't Save Money - Room for Debate. Ed Nacional For a short time, Americans seemed to be born-again savers.

Why Americans Can't Save Money - Room for Debate

In the second quarter of 2009, in the depths of the Great Recession, households put away 7 percent of disposable income, compared with under 2 percent in the third quarter of 2007. Yet the savings rate is falling again, down to 5.3 percent in December. According to a Harris Poll released last week, 27 percent of Americans have no personal savings and 34 percent have no retirement savings, an increase from over a year ago. Chrystia Freeland. The Confiscation of Bank Savings to “Save the Banks” Is the Cyprus Bank “Bail-in” a “dress rehearsal” for things to come? Is a “Savings Heist” in the European Union and North America envisaged which could result in the outright confiscation of bank deposits?

In Cyprus, the entire payments system has been disrupted leading to the demise of the real economy. Pensions and wages are no longer paid. Why this place is becoming the new Switzerland. Reporting from Sydney, Australia Switzerland is the place that has traditionally stood above all the rest in its reputation for financial stability. Why? Global Wealth Reaches New All-Time High - Wealth. Despite a decade of negative real returns on equities, several equity bear markets and the collapse of housing bubbles, the 2013 Credit Suisse Wealth Report finds that global wealth has more than doubled since 2000, reaching a new all-time high of 241 trillion US dollars. Strong economic growth and rising population levels in emerging nations are important drivers of this trend.

Average wealth per adult has also hit a new peak of 51,600 US dollars, but inequality remains high. Despite the continuing challenges posed by the economic environment, the underlying factors this year have been broadly positive for global household wealth. ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS! It's Here: The Stealth Collapse of the American Economy. Wealth, Income, and Power. By G. Millions of Millionaires in Top Point-Seven Percent; Hold 41 Percent of Global Wealth. EC Cyprus Debt Sustainability DSA-9-April2013.

Publications. A project of the Economic Policy Institute. To Work With Dignity: The Unfinished March Toward a Decent Minimum Wage. August 2013, by Sylvia Allegretto and Steven Pitts » Full Report » Press Coverage The demand for an increase in the national minimum wage during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was part of a package of demands seeking economic justice for workers through government intervention in the labor market.

How do we get out of this mess? 21_feat_caterpillargrowingdivision_605. Mises, Human Action. Ludwig von Mises. Ludwig von Mises Institute : The Austrian School Is Advancing Liberty. Economics & Finance. Finance / Economics - curators... After the Fall: The Future of Global Cooperation. Economic Theory. Resources. Economy. Polymath Renaissance. Eco Ontology. Consumer. Socio Fiscal Responsibility. Money. GOVERNMENT SERVICES. War - Good for Whom? Busyness. Collapsnickity. Prospero.