Charles Murray: Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem
hide captionGovernment employees demonstrate against the Spanish government's austerity measures in Madrid, on Friday. The economic situation has forced some Spaniards to leave the country for work. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images Spain's Crisis Pushes Educated Into 'Economic Exile'
Why some countries are richer than others Capitalist countries’ prosperity is rooted in the ancient Cistercian monastic order. (Photo: Colourbox)
The price of Treasury bonds is supported by the Federal Reserve’s large purchases. The Meaning of Libor-gate
"The fastest way to reduce solid waste volumes is to have a recession," writes World Bank urban specialist Dan Hoornweg in a report on the state of trash in cities. Hoornweg elegantly sums up why garbage is and will remain a vexing problem. Here in the United States, we hear "zero waste" and think sanctimonious yuppies. Charts: What Your Trash Reveals About the World Economy
Volkswagen: VW conquers the world WHEN Ferdinand Piëch arrived as Volkswagen's chief executive in 1993, things looked dire. The carmaker was overspending, overmanned and inefficient, and had lost its reputation for quality. How things have changed: last year the VW group's profits more than doubled, to a record €18.9 billion ($23.8 billion).
Yes, There Is an Alternative to Capitalism: Mondragon Shows the Way There is no alternative ("Tina") to capitalism? Dani Martinez, innovation director at Orbea bicycles, part of Mondragon Co-operative Corporation, in Mallabia, 2011. (Photograph: Vincent West/Westphoto for the Guardian)
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China is preparing to launch a program that will create the same complex debt-instruments that triggered the global financial crisis in 2008. China Embraces Ponzi-Bonds
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Suzuki: 'Absurd' to Let Corporations Profit in Name of 'Saving Planet' GUELPH, Ontario — Allowing economic forces to be a role player in saving the environment is “absurd,” says Canada’s most prominent environmentalist.
Cenk Uygur Asks If the US Should be Following Iceland's Model in Dealing With the Financial Crisis
Wall Street And High Frequency Trading: The 86% Vs. The 99% Everybody knows the dice are loaded, everybody rolls with their fingers crossed. Everybody knows that the war is over, everybody knows the good guys lost.
The World's Richest Countries And Biggest Economies, In 2 Graphics : Planet Money Gross Domestic Product — GDP — may have its limits. But it's a useful, broad measure for looking at national economies. It's basically the total dollar value of all of the goods and services a country produces in a year.
You Didn't Really Think Anything Would Happen To JPMorgan Chase, Did You?
Investors that shoot for IPO allocations needn’t worry that a high stock price overvalues the company if they are confident they can find a ‘greater fool’ willing to pay more.Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2012. With cult-like projections, Mark Zuckerberg’s face was beamed across a screen at Hacker Square. Facebook was, after all, having its heralded float as a public company, though the occasion could not cease but be a social event of some magnitude. Facebook and the 100 Billion
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10935 views this month; 10935 overall Some while back, I found myself sitting next to an accomplished economics professor at a dinner event. Shortly after pleasantries, I said to him, “economic growth cannot continue indefinitely,” just to see where things would go.
Taibbi Calls MF Global Scam 'Straight Up Embezzlement'
But these days, Robson Madzumbara spends a lot of time quite literally waiting around for change. Pocket change, that is. Using U.S. Dollars, Zimbabwe Finds a Problem - No Change
A Short History of Neoliberalism (And How We Can Fix It) As a university lecturer I often find that my students take today’s dominant economic ideology – namely, neoliberalism – for granted as natural and inevitable. This is not surprising given that most of them were born in the early 1990s, for neoliberalism is all that they have known.
Russians Court Luxury Real Estate With Record-Breaking Sales
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The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Conspiracy Exposed
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