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5 Inspiring Women: Our Favorite Quotes - United Nations Foundation

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. Here are five women who are driving progress and inspiring change for girls and women …

Sorry decline of English social housing

We are getting rid of homes that are compact, cheap, fully used and warm, writes Tim Harford<p><b>‘In 2012-13, the private rented sector overtook the</b> …

Golden rules of thumb

‘The human brain is a marvellous thing but it does not seem to have evolved to cope with high finance’<p>The human brain is a marvellous thing but it …

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Let's focus on one thing at a time here, folks: fix this planet, then find more planets to hang out on. Dibs on the kitten planet. Thanks to The Pieces Fit and Moms Clean Air Force for the image!

Grayling's cuts to legal aid are both unnecessary and calamitous. Labour should reverse them

Last June, I secured parliamentary time for a backbench debate on legal aid reform that the coalition was proposing to push through without any …

Exclusive: George Osborne's tax and benefits changes hit women almost four times harder than men

George Osborne’s tax and benefit changes have hit women almost four times as hard as men, according to new research which threatens to compound the …

Award-Winning Photo Tells Us More About The Syria Crisis Than Any Statistic Can

For its 2013 Photo of the Year award, UNICEF chose a haunting image of an injured and bleeding Syrian child to underscore just how desperate the situation is for the youngest of refugees.<p>It has been nearly three years since the conflict started in Syria, but -- as the winning photo reminds viewers …

chiletokili on Twitter: "friendly faces of Nigeria, this dude was pretty excited to have friend from different country but serous in pic http://t.co/1YFMjW2tmW"

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Let's Stop Talking About Inequality

From the president on down, everyone from the center to the left has been decrying the inequality of American incomes.<p>But guess what? American incomes have never been equal, and never will be. In this land of opportunity, you're free to earn as much as you can -- even if it's two hundred times more …

IMF study finds inequality is damaging to economic growth

The International Monetary Fund has backed economists who argue that inequality is a drag on growth in a discussion paper that has also dismissed rightwing theories that efforts to redistribute incomes are self-defeating.<p>The Washington-based organisation, which advises governments on sustainable …

Does Tackling Inequality Reduce Growth? No

In the ongoing debate about rising income inequality, two questions are often raised: one from the left—Is rising inequality impeding economic growth? And the other from the right: Does tackling inequality, which usually involves some form of redistribution, reduce growth?<p>The questions reflect …

These 28 quotes may completely change your perspective on economics

The below quotes come from pioneering economist, futurist, venture-capitalist and Reagan’s most-quoted living author, to go along with numerous other titles and awards, George Gilder’s 2013 “Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World.”<p>If the …

Reconnecting economics and real life

Bravo Manchester University economics students for criticising "university courses for doing little to explain why economists failed to warn about the global financial crisis" (Economics students rebel at orthodox free-market syllabus, 25 October). However, there could be no explanation of why …

Economics students aim to tear up free-market syllabus

Few mainstream economists predicted the global financial crash of 2008 and academics have been accused of acting as cheerleaders for the often labyrinthine financial models behind the crisis. Now a growing band of university students are plotting a quiet revolution against orthodox free-market …

The Chemical Mind - Crash Course Psychology #3

What Makes People Stupid? How To Be Smarter? Psychology Psychetruth Corrina Rachel

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