Eugene Winter

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Dr. Chris Hurt - Global Feed Economics in a Biofuel World

Social Networks in Development - RES 2013

The GROW Method: How to make the food system work better for everyone

A Necessary Disenchantment: myth, agency and injustice in the digital age [Audio]

What the US 'Debt Ceiling' Means

MSc Diplomacy and International Strategy

Kimberly Chong: What Do Management Consultants Do?

Special report: America's foreign policy

Greg Gets Therapy

Some Applications of Mathematics in Finance

Swiss vote no to capping bosses' pay at 12 times lowest paid

<b>Swiss voters have rejected a proposal that would have limited executive pay to 12 times that of the lowest paid.</b><p>The referendum saw 65.3% vote against the plan with 34.7% in favour.<p>The country is home to a range of giant businesses, including pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Roche, the …

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Reduce working week to 30 hours, say economists

A shorter working week would make us healthier, give us more fulfilling and sustainable lives and be better for the environment, economists have suggested.<p>Cutting the hours we work each week to 30 instead of 40 would improve our wellbeing, our family life, friendships and communities, they …

China promises Africa $1 trillion in financing, but the true sum may never be known

China has pledged to provide $1 trillion in financing (paywall) to countries in Africa over the next 12 years. Speaking at a summit in Hong Kong, Zhao Changhui of China’s state-owned Export-Import (Exim) Bank said the money will go toward helping the region build highways, railways, airports and …

Mexico’s economy finally shows signs of revival | Financial Times

After a disappointing year, the Mexican economy seems to have turned the corner.<p>At least that’s what the third-quarter GDP numbers show. For …

Don't Freak Out, but the First 3D-Printed Metal Gun Totally Works

It fired 50 rounds and showed no signs of stopping.<p>It reads like a plot of a dystopian novel: People develop a technology that allows them to manufacture—themselves, in the privacy of their own homes—working guns. Law enforcement is unable to regulate firearms. Chaos ensues.<p>When a design for The …

Alleged Kickstarter scammer targets over 100 projects with fraudulent pledges

Kickstarter backers generally know to be wary of what projects they fund, but now campaign creators are learning that they need to be wary of just who's choosing to back them too. Reports that one Kickstarter backer had scammed a number of project creators began surfacing yesterday, and now …

Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he pivoting away from MOOCs? “We don’t educate people as others wished, or as I wished,” Thrun says.<p>There’s a story going around college campuses–whispered …

You Can Now Buy Nest’s $129 Protect Smart Smoke Alarm

Nest’s Protect smoke alarm is now available for purchase. The $129 device comes in black or white with versions for wired power or battery.<p>The Protect measures both smoke and carbon monoxide and features several smart features, such as the ability to turn off an alarm with the wave of a hand. In …

Ten Predictions for China’s Economy in 2014

China has recently made major decisions about its economic future. On November 15, 2013, China announced dramatic new social and economic policies contemplating much greater reliance on market forces than it has in the past and inviting private-sector participation and foreign competition in …

The economics of selling expensive phones to rich people in poor countries

The standard narrative about mobile in the poor world is one of ever-cheaper phones for more and more people. This is broadly true. But there are rich people in the poor world too, and for them, the economics of phones are reversed.<p>The iPhone 5s, the high-end version of Apple’s latest phone, …

Selling

Breaking & Latest News from Bangladesh

Safe Assets and Government Debt

<b>In my last post I outlined why a world in which the government owned assets rather than issued debt might be better, because it would allow us to</b> …

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Cover Your RSS: Be Ready for the Google Reader Shutdown

Inside Flipboard / June 17, 2013<p>In about two weeks, Google will retire Google Reader, but there are steps you can take now to ensure that your Google …

What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving?

Today, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes any number of dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce and …

Cooking

9 Longform Stories We're Reading This Week: Chessboxing, Taylor Swift, And Dr. Who

This week for BuzzReads, Chris Stokel-Walker takes a look at the physically and intellectually demanding sport of chessboxing. Read that and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

Kylie Cosmetics

Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World – And How You Can Help

I am a little obsessed with fertilizer. I mean I'm fascinated with its role, not with using it. I go to meetings where it's a serious topic of …

5 Questions To Ask Yourself If You’re Not Where You Thought You’d Be

<b>“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi</b><p>When I left high school, I had no idea …