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Thinking Aloud: “Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics,” The Book

Sept. 1, 2015 by Darius  The basic premise of economics is that people act in their own best interest. But in the real world, do they? That question underpins the field of behavioral economics. I recently read Misbehaving: The Making … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Suez Upgrade May Not Ease Egypt’s Economic Journey”

“Suez Upgrade May Not Ease Egypt’s Economic Journey” The New York Times, August 7, 2015, p.A10 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/world/middleeast/suez-canal-channel-egypt.html?_r=0 “‘Egypt Rejoices,’ the television networks and newspapers declared, announcing ‘Egypt’s gift to the world.’  Businesses were closed, the streets of Cairo were empty, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “The Bonds That Broke Puerto Rico”

“The Bonds That Broke Puerto Rico” The New York Times, July 1, 2015, p.B1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/business/dealbook/the-bonds-that-broke-puerto-rico.html “When Puerto Rico’s governor told lawmakers and citizens on Monday that the commonwealth could not pay its $72 billion in debt, many wondered how a small, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: The Price of Unity

June 30, 2015 by Darius  As Greece defaults on its debt and perhaps prepares to exit the Eurozone entirely, it is worth taking a moment to realize that this crisis is not unparalleled in history.  While many obvious differences exist, Europe … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Tsipras to Meet Putin Over Bailout Loan as Fears of Greek Exit from EU Mount”

“Tsipras to Meet Putin Over Bailout Loan as Fears of Greek Exit from EU Mount” The Guardian, June 17, 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/17/tsipras-to-meet-putin-over-bailout-loan-as-fears-of-greek-exit-from-eu-mount “Alexis Tsipras will travel to Russia again on Friday to meet Vladimir Putin as questions swirl over whether Moscow … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “CIA Faces 20% Cut in Syria Funds”

“CIA Faces 20% Cut in Syria Funds” The Washington Post, June 13, 2015, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/lawmakers-move-to-curb-1-billion-cia-program-to-train-syrian-rebels/2015/06/12/b0f45a9e-1114-11e5-adec-e82f8395c032_story.html “Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “What Would Happen If Greece Doesn’t Pay the IMF: Q&A”

“What Would Happen If Greece Doesn’t Pay the IMF: Q&A” Bloomberg Businessweek, May 25, 2015 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-25/what-would-happen-if-greece-doesn-t-pay-the-imf-q-a “Cash-strapped Greece needs to repay almost 1.6 billion euros ($1.76 billion) to the International Monetary Fund next month, an obligation Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis said … Continue reading

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