Yisroel Feldstein

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Stock Market - Oil 'Panic' Period Ends As Analysis Replaces Emotion

Yes, oil closed below $60 on Friday, but the U.S. stock market closed up – way up from Tuesday’s close. The Fed’s action/non-action might seem the cause, but that looks like coincidental timing. With oil stocks like Chevron selling at both extremely attractive valuations and strong price support …

Inflation at the Zero Lower Bound

I'm going to try to clear up some issues in the blog discussion among Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Paul Krugman, and Simon Wren-Lewis, among others, …

Types of Motors

There are many types of motors. Big ones, small ones, fast ones, strong ones. Whether you need brute strength, blinding speed or delicate precision …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

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Michael Pollaro - The Contrarian Take

All economists, whether they are of an Austrian, Keynesian or Monetarist persuasion, as well as nearly every investor, would agree that money plays a vitally important role in the economy and financial markets. As such, a correct measure of its supply is an indispensable input into every economic …

Private schools know how to game elite universities – state-educated kids don’t have this privilege

The system fails bright pupils from ordinary backgrounds. And here’s how we all lose ...<p>Let’s call him Matt. Aged 16, he is tall, taciturn and highly talented. He goes to a state school and is about to choose his A-levels. For all kinds of reasons, he believes he should progress, via Oxbridge or …

The 2014 Oil Price Crash Explained

• In February 2009 Phil Hart published on The Oil Drum a simple supply demand model that explained then the action in the oil price. In this post I …

How we built the Nuimo

A journey through inception, design and technology<p>We (YC S13) successfully funded our first product Nuimo on Kickstarter & Indiegogo. It’s a …

The Ultimate List – 65 Digital Tools and Apps to Support Formative Assessment Practices

<b>AnswerGarden</b> – A tool for online brainstorming or polling, educators can use this real-time tool to see student feedback on questions.<p><b>Animoto</b> – Gives …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

Among Rich Countries, America’s Youth Took the Recession Especially Hard

Roughly 15% of U.S. youth aged 15 to 24 were not in school, a job or training in 2013, up from 12% in 2008—a bigger jump than many other wealthy countries, according to a recent UNICEF report.

Get a life—or get fat

IN THE last year we have written a series of articles on working hours, many of which were rather popular. We have tried to explain why the rich now …

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