Isaac Orzuna

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How NAFTA Helped The Mexican Billionaires' Club

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was being negotiated, supporters promised it would increase the income of Mexicans. And the middle class did grow in Mexico over the past two decades. But it's clear that Mexico's ultrarich are among its big winners.<p>Mexico now claims the richest man in …

Why Do People Agree To Work In Boring Jobs?

In the essay "The Myth of Sisyphus," philosopher Albert Camus — who would have turned 100 on Thursday — explored the nature of boring work. There's new psychological research into why people end up in boring jobs.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Now, one of Camus' most famous essays, "The Myth of …

Is Economics a Science?

Though economics presents its own methodological problems, the basic challenges facing researchers are not fundamentally different from those faced …

Does studying economics make you more selfish?

When economics students learn about what makes fellow humans tick it affects the way they treat others. Not necessarily in a good way, as Tom Stafford explains.<p>Studying human behaviour can be like a dog trying to catch its own tail. As we learn more about ourselves, our new beliefs change how we …

Why money can't buy you happiness

Hope a lottery win will make you happy forever? Think again, evidence suggests a big payout won’t make that much of a difference. Tom Stafford explains why.<p>Think a lottery win would make you happy forever? Many of us do, including a US shopkeeper who just scooped $338 million in the Powerball …

Twitter study: Happiness rises the further you travel

People’s tweets get significantly more positive in mood the greater the distance they are from home.<p>Feeling low? Over-worked, anxious, bored with life? A holiday will do your mood the world of good. Really it will: there’s now scientific proof. A team of researchers at the University of Vermont in …

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Bitcoin and the illusion of money

The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?<p>Dubai. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. Cyprus. Ireland. The list of countries needing financial bailouts seems to go on and on. And that’s before you include those banks in the …

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