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It’s time to junk the flawed economic models that make the world a dangerous place

Mainstream economics is terrible at understanding the reality of human behaviour. Now, even the respected thinker Paul Romer is calling for change<p>It’s 26 years since Paul Romer shook the discipline of economics with a single research paper. Entitled Endogenous Technological Change, Romer’s article …

Economics

These European cities have the most affordable housing

According to Eurostat's 2015 Urban Europe report [PDF], published this week, most European big city residents feel that decent housing they can afford is increasingly hard to come by.<p>As the map above shows, only in Athens and Greater Manchester did more than half of citizens agree that decent value …

Housing

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Cooking

The smart economics of Norway’s parental leave, and why the U.S. should consider it

An army, 40 strollers strong, grinds through the Norwegian forest. We are mamas uniformed in running tights and Technicolor tennis shoes (with a handful of papas thrown in), pushing all-terrain strollers down a hilly wooded path. This is a five mile stroller hike led by a yellow-vested guide, part …

Parenting

What top researchers discovered when they re-ran the numbers on income inequality

SAN FRANCISCO - The world's most famous inequality researchers unveiled a new way of adding up the growing gap between the super-rich and everyone else on Tuesday.<p>The findings by economists Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman and Thomas Piketty, which are preliminary, were hotly anticipated ever since …

Income Inequality

Where are Europe’s cross-border commuters?

<i>Publication does not imply endorsement of views by the World Economic Forum.</i><p><i>To keep up with the Agenda subscribe to our weekly newsletter.</i><p><i>Author:</i> …

South Korea To Move 750 e-Government Services To Cloud Computing By 2017 For Improved and Cost-Efficient Public Service

The South Korean government is planning to employ cloud computing technologies to improve its e-government services, banking on the country's …