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10 Lesser Known Economic Issues

10 Lesser Known Economic Issues
Politics While not an economist in the traditional sense, I am very interested in the study of economics. While not everyone shares this level of interest, I believe people should have an understanding of economics as the field is so important to understanding the world that we live in. Though this list contains ideas that are controversial, it is not intended to promote anger or controversy. Rather, these entries were chosen to shed some light on lesser known, yet important economic issues facing our world, and give readers something to ponder. Please give your opinions on these issues in the comments. Also known as the Diamond-Water Paradox, the paradox of value is the contradiction that while water is more useful, in terms of survival, than diamonds, diamonds get a higher market price. This paradox can possibly be explained by the Subjective Theory of Value, which says that worth is based on the wants and needs of a society, as opposed to value being inherent to an object.

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but the most important for economic field is definitely The Samaritans Dilemma. Here appears something common with the situation of Greece as the member of EU. by beshmaster Dec 1

actually the cobra effect rocks as well - i mean it is really so, mostly in astronomy - the more we answer questions the more questions, more serious and darder ones, appear. by beshmaster Dec 1

#3 is pretty interesting. I'll definitely look for something about George Akerlof and his findings. by beshmaster Dec 1

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