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Paul Krugman: Climate Change Economics, What Economists Agree On

The New York Times Magazine | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In what follows, I will offer a brief survey of the economics of climate change or, more precisely, the economics of lessening climate change. I'll tr...

Dispatch From Startup Land: Zuckerberg and Contest Economics

Nicholas Baily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nicholas Baily

If you're the big guy, when small companies get some traction, you partner with them, or buy them. Why pay millions to buy when you can build? Nobody wins unless the whole village wins.

Obama Should Channel Roosevelt To Battle Wall Street

Washington Post | Simon Johnson and James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the spring of 2009, Obama and his senior advisers did not seem terribly troubled by the dangerous concentration of power, wealth and hubris on Wall...

On This Memorial Day

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

In their obsession to privatize economic life, wishing to maximize profits, or to help -- perhaps -- people in developing countries, mainstream economists are ready to sacrifice a lot. Very noble and Nobel. A lot of other people, of course.

Limiting for Whom the Bell Tolls

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The greatest honor we can pay to those who have given their lives in service to our country's defense is to limit the number of those who might be required to join them.

Economics for a New Century

Ann Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Lee

The U.S. needs to get religion in the form of a new economic ideology to realign our priorities.

Weekly Audit: How Superhero Hilda Solis is Winning the Fight for Workers' Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger While the poor judgment of top-level officials at Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget frequently...

Economy Recovers Under Obama

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Retail sales unexpectedly climbed 0.3 % in February. In America's consumer driven economy, retail sales lead the way out of business recession and consequent double-digit unemployment.

Where's the Integrity in Financial Reform?

Anna Bernasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Bernasek

Without an honest, straightforward approach, financial reform isn't likely to do much good. Here are five gaping holes which spell trouble for the future:

A Question That Needs Answering: Who Will Be Hurt by Deficit Reduction?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Lux

Elites are selling this as a grand compromise: Conservatives get Social Security cuts, and liberals get a tax increase. Oh, boy. My question is: what do regular folks get out of the deal besides screwed?

Christianity and Conservatives

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Lux

This whole Christianity and progressives thing clearly gets people going. I'm glad I was able to stimulate such a big conversation.

Breaking the Psychological and Economic Ties Binding Us to War

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antonia Juhasz

We chose to write this blog to answer the questions: what are the psychological and economic ties binding us to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and how can we break them?

The Impact of Cell Phones on Psychology, Community, Culture, Arts and Economics

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

To harness power, one must first acknowledge power. To some people, the ubiquitous cell phone is still 'just' a phone. To others, it is so much m...

New Evidence on the Job Impacts of Climate Policy -- Why Now Is the Right Time to Cap Carbon

Nathaniel Keohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathaniel Keohane

Opponents of climate legislation often claim that now is the wrong time to put a price on carbon, with the economy just emerging from a recession. But the reverse is actually true. Climate legislation would be a stimulus.

The Myth of Comparative Advantage

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

Today's "free trade" is not only the last remnant of laissez-faire -- it is its least deserving remnant, full of wholesale foul play, deception, currency manipulation, predatory techniques, and other violations of its rules.

Eco-nomics Comes Out of the Closet

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Mike Rosen has an interesting column in The Denver Post, which shines a welcome light on the economic underpinnings of the environmental movement.

Inclusive Economics: Enabling the World

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

We must change our economic process into an "all-inclusive" process. Providing health care and education is not charity but an investment; our engine functions better if we give what we have to all.

Transactions: May 17, 2010

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Europe without Greece is like Main Street without Wall Street. Difficult to fathom, even if Goldman, Sachs & Co. has been naughty. For now, Greece can...

These Are the Good Old Days

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shermer

Despite the relative gloom and doom brought about by the 2008 recession, and the recent downturn of the market and the meltdown and bailout of Greece,...

What's the Chinese Word for Baloney?

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Lewis

China is not embarking on a policy of competitive currency devaluation.

You're the Economic Expert

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

A fundamental distinction of the American economy, as opposed to others in Europe or Asia for example, is that our economy is dependent on retail consumer spending to fuel growth.

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: Ch-Ch-Changes and Lots of Loose Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Here's an early thumbnail sketch of some of who's getting what in the Kerry-Lieberman (and perhaps Graham) bill.

Want To Be Successful? Major In Economics

The Mac Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A quick scan of the Forbes "Top 10 Most Lucrative College Majors" list, while disappointing to many an ambitious English major, shows that financial s...

In the Century of "Black Swans", Modern Economics Deserves "Creative Destruction"

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

Neoclassical economics must be replaced. Nobody can predict now the full scale of its radical replacement, and how beneficial would that replacement become, but its absence will surely be a tragedy.

Amartya Sen: The Open India (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Amartya Sen, when I ask about this "Year of India," quips that the biggest change in the "new" India is in our non-Indian heads. Meaning: that common...