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Noteworthy News – July 14, 2014


Who Wants a Depression? – New York Times (Krugman)

Three’s a crowd: The instability that stems from trilemmas – Economist

After decades of disappointment, Berlin’s economy looks up - Reuters


Welcome to the Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble – New York Times

Charting a path to ‘normalization’ – Reuters

The Real Price Of College - Planet Money (NPR)


Europe is dying, says France’s leading demographer, and Britain would be better off with the Anglosphere - Telegraph


ECB’s Coeure says bank’s measures are not a ‘panacea’ - Reuters


Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

Noteworthy News – July 7, 2014


More than half of 2014′s new jobs pay higher than average wage – MarketWatch

Most Americans think the U.S. is great, but fewer say it’s the greatest – Pew Research

UK ‘to become Europe’s second largest economy by 2020′ - BBC


Tempers fray, prices rise as Egypt cuts fuel subsidies - Reuters

Bargain Borrowing Costs: Euro Crisis Will Help Germany Balance Its Budget – Spiegel

Managing credit bubbles – VOX

Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 17,000 for first time – BBC

Week Ahead: Investors Watch Fed, IMF – And Rupert Murdoch - Forbes

Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer - LA Times


ECB’s Coeure: rates to stay low, Europe needs more investment - Reuters

The Top 12 Government Programs Ever – Slate


Western banks start to pull out of Iraq – Financial Times


Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

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Noteworthy News – June 23, 2014



Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less – Forbes

High CEO salaries can be bad for business, U. study finds –

Abenomics and the Japanese Economy – Council for Foreign Relations

Brookings Data Now: Statistics of Poverty in America – Brookings

No, The Poor Aren’t Poor Because They Refuse To Work – Think Progress

2 Stats That Should Terrify Every Millennial – Huffington Post

Income Inequality and Poverty Dashboard – Bloomberg


Is It Better to Rent or Buy? - New York Times

Inflation? Only If You Look At Food, Water, Gas, Electricity And Everything Else – ZeroHedge


7 ways Mike Lee’s push to get the GOP to stop obsessing over tax cuts for the rich matters – VOX



Run on Corpbank prompts Bulgarian central bank to seize control - Reuters


Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

Noteworthy News – June 16, 2014


How America became uncompetitive and unequal - Washington Post

Ignore Those World Cup Productivity Studies - US News

The Lack of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth - New York Times

Congratulations, class of 2014: You’re totally screwed – Salon

Technology incubators: Has their time past? - Haaretz


Central banks shift into shares as low rates hit revenues – Financial Times

The Fed could inadvertently jolt markets this week – CNBC


Dangers of central banks’ public investments - USA Today

The path through the fields: Bangladesh has dysfunctional politics and a stunted private sector. Yet it has been surprisingly good at improving the lives of its poor – Economist

Gary Becker and the Economics Revolution that Wasn’t - New Yorker

Japanese central bank chief sticks his neck out, pressures PM Abe for action – Reuters


Anat Admati Discusses the Still-Too-Big-to-Fail Banks on Bill Moyers – Naked Capitalism

Wells Fargo Nears Market-Value Milestone - Wall Street Journal


Posted in Economics, Markets, Media, Politics.

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