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 Economic Data freely available online Compiled by John Sloman, Economics Network Last updated 12th April 2014 Here are some links that you may find useful for accessing statistics and other information. Datasets that require you to pay or register are on a separate page along with pointers. (Note that some free datasets that require registration are also listed below.) Printing out this page If you print out this page, the URLs will appear alongside each individual link. Finance: Stock market quotes, news, currency conversions & more Business Insider - 4 hours ago Donald Trump at a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on January 11. AP Photo/Evan Vucci. SHANGHAI - China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for President Donald Trump and his ...
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.
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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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