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The Great Economics Debate

Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes worked at a time when the study of economics was concerned with society and its values. Richard Vedder reviews ‘Hayek vs Keynes’ by Thomas Hoerber.<p>Today economics is a fundamentally quantitative pursuit, dominated by abstract mathematics and complex modeling, …

Economics

14 jaw-dropping Aussie natural attractions you must see in real life

This is despite the plethora of astounding natural attractions that are sprinkled all over the country.<p>Some of these fascinating wonders wouldn’t be …

A Magical Surf Trip To Senegal

Surfing in Senegal is a magical experience.<p>Surfing in Senegal is above all an adventure.<p>It means going to a country where few people have surfed, or …

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

India

The Controversy Over Inflation

“This is one of the most important questions facing monetary policy.”<p>This week, the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates, a move intended to slow the economy down. It makes some sense. The current spell of growth has lasted for nearly 100 months. The jobless rate is down to 4.3 percent, …

Economics

Automation leads to globalization and inequality

Since Donald Trump was elected and before, economists and politicians have debated whether disaffected Rust Belt communities are struggling because …

7 Items Travelers Often Forget to Pack

Packing is the worst part of travel. Ugh, just thinking about it makes me hate it even more. My dislike probably stems from my difficulty mastering …

Travelers

8 most romantic camping destinations in America

The ultimate romantic guide on the best spots, hidden getaways and ideas on how to make the most of your trip in style<p>The most romantic camping …

Hiking

Living in: Hồ Chí Minh City

Though many travellers might be shocked the first time they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city, Hồ Chí Minh City is beloved by residents as a place of surprising calm and order.<p>Though many travellers might be shocked when they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city for the first time, Hồ Chí Minh …

Vietnam

Populism is the result of global economic failure

Political revolts are inevitable in a world where employees are wage slaves and bosses super rich<p>The rise of populism has rattled the global political establishment. Brexit came as a shock, as did the victory of Donald Trump. Much head-scratching has resulted as leaders seek to work out why large …

Economics

16 International Adventures You Can Go On for $100 Or Less

From swimming with sharks to riding camels.<p>Traveling isn’t cheap. But once you get to some places, adventure is. In fact, you might be surprised at …

Mapping How Inequality And Poverty Increasingly Go Hand In Hand

The research comes from Beth Jarosz and Mark Mather at the Population Reference Bureau. It shows that by 2014, 41% of counties had high levels of …

Demographics

The 3-day detox that’ll jump-start your mind and body

Kelsey Patel knows your pain—literally.<p>Like many, she cycled through a range of jobs that were so demanding (at one point, she worked at the US …

Will the Next President Face a Recession? Don’t Assume So

The economic expansion that has been underway in the United States since 2009 is getting old, and soon will die.<p>At least that’s the conclusion you would reach from various news media prognostications about the economic environment the next president will face.<p>“The next president will likely face a …

Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development

Economic Development

The Next Industrial Revolution

An interview with the Economist columnist Ryan Avent on his new book about how technology will change the labor force<p>A “crisis of abundance” initially seems like a paradox. After all, abundance is the ultimate goal of technology and economics. But consider the early history of the electric washing …

Economics

6 of Thailand's most beautiful beaches

There are certain things that characterize a Thai beach experience — clear waters, white sand, and the iconic longtail boats that dot the shore. No matter where you go, you'll find vendor peddling food, drink, souvenirs, or massages. There will be plenty of ice-cold beverages (frozen mixed …

Zip-lines

Island Hopping Around Panama

Panama has more than 1,400 islands, and, just like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.<p>Some are Caribbean, some Pacific, and some jut above the ocean's surface near the entrance to the Panama Canal...<p>Most all are blessed with white-sand beaches. Some also boast coral reefs just offshore...<p>Some are …

Shifting and Uneasy Alliances Dot the Mideast Landscape

U.S. diplomacy and disengagement, along with increasing tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, have upended the regional status quo<p>The Middle East once had two types of countries: America’s allies, who usually abstained from fighting one another, and America’s foes, whom the U.S. helped contain …

Middle East

The "TV Dinner" Model of National Ethnic Non-Integration (Mike Lumish)

Europe is in chaos due to the raw fact of millions of Arabs pouring onto the continent, heading for Germany and Sweden.<p>The United States is also very …

Jurors get an up-close look at Freddie Gray van

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jurors in the trial for a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray got an up-close look Thursday at the police transport …

Justice

Canada tightens citizenship laws to fight 'terrorism' | Politics

In an attempt to combat the "ever-evolving threat of jihadi terrorism", in the words of Canada's immigration minister, the Canadian government has enacted new laws allowing it to strip dual nationals of their citizenship without resorting to a federal court hearing.<p>Before the law went into effect …

Making Connections at Machu Picchu

You’ve probably seen this before.<p>It’s what everyone pictures when they think of <b>Machu Picchu</b>—the verdant network of stone terraces, temples, and open-walled houses; the soaring peaks of Huayna Picchu framing the dramatic scene.<p>When I arrived at Peru’s “lost” Inca citadel in the clouds, I was …

South America

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Hundreds leave South Africa after anti-immigrant violence

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Worried about their safety, hundreds of African immigrants headed out of South Africa in buses on Monday following deadly attacks …

South Africa

Migrant Disaster at Sea: In Pictures

Mediterranean