Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  1. Sustainability & Environment

    Sustainable Development Economics

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  2. Culture & Society

    Inequality and the Internet

    J. Bradford DeLong
    Culture & Society

    Inequality and the Internet

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     asks whether broadband accessibility can offset the growing gap in income and wealth.

    Google Glass Jessica Tezak/ZumaPress

    Today, nearly every resident of a developed country can easily afford a smartphone, thereby gaining inexpensive access to a universe of human knowledge that, until a generation ago, only the richest could afford. Is it possible that conventional measures of inequality and income vastly underestimate just how good we have it? READ MORE

  3. Culture & Society

    Something to Smile About

    Chris Patten
    Culture & Society

    Something to Smile About

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     provides an argument with teeth about the sources of human happiness.

    Happiness Lino Petito/Flickr

    P.J. O’Rourke had a point when he argued that the best thing about living in the twenty-first century, rather than in some “golden age” of the past, is modern dentistry. At a time when the world is plagued by conflict and tragedy, healthy teeth are a reminder, however mundane, of economic progress and human happiness. READ MORE

  4. Business & Finance

    The Federal Reserve’s Escape from New York

    Simon Johnson
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Reserve’s Escape from New York

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     says that the New York Fed's close ties to Wall Street have made governance reform inevitable.

    Wall Street CEOs testify before US Congress Jay Mallin/ZumaPress

    The US Federal Reserve System is the world’s most important central bank, issuing decisions that reverberate through global markets and affect millions of lives. Yet its governance structure is of another age – antiquated, increasingly problematic, and urgently in need of sensible reform. READ MORE

  5. Economics

    Europe’s German Ball and Chain

    Daniel Gros

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