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Economics and Politics by Paul Krugman - The Conscience of a Liberal

Economics and Politics by Paul Krugman - The Conscience of a Liberal
Joe Romm draws our attention to the third slice of the latest IPCC report on climate change, on the costs of mitigation; the panel finds that these costs aren’t that big — a few percent of GDP even by the end of the century, which means only a trivial hit to the growth rate. At one level this shouldn’t be considered news. It has been apparent for quite a while that given the right incentives we could maintain economic growth even while greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But there is, in fact, some news that greatly strengthens the case that saving the planet would be quite cheap. First, a word about the general principle here. Actually, for once I get to play “balanced” journalist, and bash both left and right.

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Vickrey, William. 1996. 15 Fatal Fallacies of Financial Fundamentalism Fifteen Fatal Fallacies of Financial Fundamentalism A Disquisition on Demand Side Economics William Vickrey October 5, 1996 The Map and the Territory, by Alan Greenspan ©Reuters Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting, by Alan Greenspan, Allen Lane RRP£25/Penguin Press RRP$36, 400 pages David Leonhardt - Economix Blog Julian Simon, frustrated by the huge attention that Paul Ehrlich was receiving for his apocalyptic warnings about overpopulation, offered Mr. Ehrlich a bet in 1980. If a selected basket of commodities became more expensive over the coming decade — which would signal scarcity caused by a crowded planet — Mr. Ehrlich, an ecologist, would win the bet. If the commodities fell in price — signaling a triumph of human ingenuity — Mr. Simon, an economist, would win.

SASI PhD Research degrees The Institute also supports students undertaking PhD study, with supervision being available in a wide range of aspects of sustainability. Some students currently undertaking SD related research are listed below. Applications for PhD study, and any funding opportunities, are handled by the individual Schools and Departments, but please contact us for advice on finding the most appropriate supervisor for your research proposal. The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the world has ever seen If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. The claims that the ultra-rich 1% make for themselves – that they are possessed of unique intelligence or creativity or drive – are examples of the self-attribution fallacy. This means crediting yourself with outcomes for which you weren't responsible. Many of those who are rich today got there because they were able to capture certain jobs. This capture owes less to talent and intelligence than to a combination of the ruthless exploitation of others and accidents of birth, as such jobs are taken disproportionately by people born in certain places and into certain classes. The findings of the psychologist Daniel Kahneman, winner of a Nobel economics prize, are devastating to the beliefs that financial high-fliers entertain about themselves.

The Sixth Wave Prediction is a dangerous game. Not only is it difficult in foresight and easy in hindsight, but it also carries the possibility that you’ll be completely and utterly wrong. THE SIXTH WAVE makes a very bold prediction indeed. It predicts the next wave of innovation. The act of predicting the future does have some advantages, whether you’re right or not. Predictions give you something to test your ideas against and can put some of the big and little things you see every day into a broader context. Swiss National Bank will cut interest rate to minus 0.25% 18 December 2014Last updated at 08:57 ET Switzerland's National Bank (SNB) will bring in a negative interest rate cutting the value of large sums of money left on deposit in the country. The Bank is imposing a rate of minus 0.25% on "sight deposits" - a form of instant access account - of more than 10m Swiss francs ($9.77m).

The RAND Journal of Economics Winter 2014 Volume 45, Issue 4, Pages 675–917 In This Issue Annotated Stata Output: Regression Stata Annotated Output Regression Analysis This page shows an example regression analysis with footnotes explaining the output. These data were collected on 200 high schools students and are scores on various tests, including science, math, reading and social studies (socst). The Neuroeconomics Revolution - Robert J. Shiller Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space NEW HAVEN – Economics is at the start of a revolution that is traceable to an unexpected source: medical schools and their research facilities. Neuroscience – the science of how the brain, that physical organ inside one’s head, really works – is beginning to change the way we think about how people make decisions. These findings will inevitably change the way we think about how economies function.

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What are negative interest rates? 18 December 2014Last updated at 11:04 ET Tom Espiner Business reporter Switzerland's National Bank (SNB) is to impose an interest rate of minus 0.25% on large amounts of money deposited in the country. The negative rate will apply to "sight deposits" - a type of instant access account for banks and large companies - of more than 10m Swiss francs (£6.5m). But why would a bank want to cut the value of deposits it holds, or charge depositors?

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