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The 40 most powerful literary quotes

An irresistible page-turner is a wonderful thing, but the very greatest novels pack sentences so prevailing that you stop reading, lower the book and …

Book Review: Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters

I had lunch today with two friends, both of whom are involved in apologetics ministries. We discussed the biggest weakness among evangelical …

The Slim Get Slimmer, While the Fat Get Fatter

What would you make of this sort of argument? “We live in a dark world indeed when all of those people in Planet Fitness keep shedding pound after …

Fed ends 6-year effort to stimulate economy

The Federal Reserve announced the end of its bond-buying program Wednesday, marking the close of a six-year effort to stimulate the economy.<p>The decision reflects how much the economy has improved since the recession. It's akin to taking the training wheels off of a child's bike.<p>The Fed's …

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

<b>ALABAMA</b>: <b>To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee:</b> <i>“This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how</i> …

New Trade Agreements Lead to More, and Better, Jobs

In a new <b>Brookings Cafeteria podcast</b> and a new paper, “<b>Why Trade Matters</b>,” Ambassador <b>Miriam Sapiro</b> explains that every increase of $1 billion in …

Is the economic recovery real? 3 stats to watch

What everyone wants to know is if the economy is truly better. Is this recovery "for real"?<p>There is so much data on the economy now, it is hard to figure out what is most important. Last week alone exemplified the flood of numbers: the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve and Labor Department released a …

The Moscow Times — News, Business, Culture & Events

If you spot a mistake, please select the error in the text and press Ctrl + Enter<p>© Copyright 1992-2018. The Moscow Times. All rights reserved. …

Bloomberg.com

The Editors<p>Lawmakers Officially Forget the Financial Crisis<p>Now it’s up to the Fed to prepare for the next one.<p>The Editors<p>Trump Blinks on China …

Joseph Stiglitz: Democracy In The Twenty-First Century

Joseph Stiglitz<p>The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book <i>Capital in the Twenty-First …

Un futuro “horrible” para Argentina

El panorama económico en Argentina solo empeorará y “gracias a Dios” el gobierno uruguayo “hizo sus deberes” y Uruguay tiene cada vez “menos …

Espert: "Si el Gobierno sigue así, el modelo puede terminar en crisis"

<b>“Con la suba de tasas no estás atacando la causa sino las consecuencias, y la causa que es el deterioro fiscal que se sigue agravando</b>”, dijo hoy el …

38 maps that explain the global economy - Vox

World GDP per capita<p>GDP per capita isn't a perfect proxy for living standards (it doesn't consider inequality, for example, or the fact that the weather is way nicer in Spain than Denmark), but it's the best quick summary measure of economic capacity that we have. The United States is in the top …

The 100 Best Economics Books of All Time

The 100 Best Economics Books of All Time list includes works by many of the great economists along with many leading books on major issues in the …

EU Demands from Serbia Not to Increase Exports to Russia – Reports

BELGRADE, August 22 (RIA Novosti) - Serbia has received a call from the European Union not to increase exports to Russia and not to take place of …

La economía de la adversidad: los nuevos vientos del fin de la era K

El 30 de julio fue el día bisagra en la economía local. Hasta ese día los indicadores reflejaban una tendencia recesiva, tensión en el mercado …

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The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

What Is the Price of Perfect Equality?

Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giver—dystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult.<p>The world is an increasingly unequal and unfair place, economists tell us. Every year, it becomes a little harder to picture what equal opportunity and …

World getting 'super-aged' at scary speed

The world is graying at a break-neck pace and that's bad news for the global economy.<p>By 2020, 13 countries will be "super-aged" -- with more than 20% of the population over 65 -- according to a report by Moody's Investor Service.<p>That number will rise to 34 nations by 2030. Only three qualify now: …

Why Do Macroeconomists Disagree?

On August 9, 2007, the French Bank BNP Paribus halted redemptions to three investment funds active in US mortgage markets due to severe liquidity …

Crónica de una recesión anunciada

<i>Por Iván Cachanosky</i><p>Mucho se ha mencionado, de cómo afectará este “default selectivo” a la Argentina en el corto y mediano plazo. Más allá de la …

Hazelnuts shortfall forces buyers to shell out 60% more for supplies

Chocolate makers already choking on the rising price of cocoa face another price crunch in commodity markets after warnings of a global shortage of hazelnuts.<p>The price of hazelnuts has increased by more than 60% this year to a 10-year high after bad weather devastated crops in Turkey, the world's …

The Political Economy of Ebola

The <i>Onion</i>, as ever, is on point with its “coverage” of the worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and the first in West Africa, infecting some 1,779 people …

Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

The price of Russia's food import ban

Russia's ban on food imports will push prices up at home and cost Europe billions in lost exports.<p>Moscow retaliated against Western sanctions by banning imports of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy products from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Canada. The U.S. and Europe imposed …

IMF: Right Policies Could Reverse Some of U.S. Labor Force Decline

The shrinking pool of workers in the U.S. job market is due in part to demographic shifts. But a substantial part of it can be addressed by policies that boost economic growth and productivity, says an economist at the International Monetary Fund.<p>“Economic policies that get the country growing …