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Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Call For The End Of The Drug War

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

The decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights, according ...

What Are Academics Good For?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Patricia Morizio

Do not ask an academic what he or she has to offer to society. (In fact, do not ask ANYONE this question [SMH]). Instead, ask them about what they know, what they love, and what they do; perhaps even why they do it.

Are You Happiest At 69 And Gloomiest At 55?

Joan Gage | Posted 10.02.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Yesterday in the local paper I read an essay by syndicated columnist Tom Purcell saying that a study published by the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, as reported in the Daily Mail, had determined that happiness among humans peaks at age 23, tanks at 55 and then peaks again at 69.

Prestigious College Outraged At Major News Company

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media

LONDON -- One of Britain's leading academic institutions, the London School of Economics, is accusing the BBC of putting students at risk by using the...

The Worst Interview of All Time

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Norb Vonnegut

The other day I was meeting with a book club, and a woman asked me, "How do you write oh-sh** moments? You know what I mean. When a character suddenly realizes everything is about to hit the fan. I responded that, "It helps if you've lived through thousands of them." I know, because I have.

Can Kate Miltner Haz 'A' For Her LOLCats Dissertation?

Posted 05.10.2012 | College

Whoever said LOLCats were mindless might haz the wrong idea, according to Kate Miltner, who wrote her London School of Economics masters dissertation ...

A Feminist Treasure

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Craig K. Comstock

Travers, instead, envisions not the deification of women in a prehistoric civilization, but a social structure in which no one is made into a divinity.

Investigation Examines Gaddafi Son's London School Of Economics Admittance

Posted 12.01.2011 | World

Britain's Foreign Office approached a professor at the prestigious University of Oxford to admit Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif Al-Islam as a student, The...

How Smartphones Can Safeguard The Future Of Agriculture

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

Ugandan farmers can now access important information at their fingertips. Photo: Karl Muth What does mobile phone technology have to do with farmer...

Black Women Are Not (Rated) Less Attractive!: Independent Analysis of the Add Health Dataset

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Style
Scott Barry Kaufman

The low convergence of ratings finding suggests that in this very large and representative dataset, beauty is mostly in the eye of the beholder. What we are looking at here are simple ratings of attractiveness by interviewers whose tastes differ rather strongly.

Gaddafi's Long Reach

Eric J. Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric J. Weiner

To the nations of Europe that have come to rely on oil and petrodollars from Moammar Gaddafi's nation, the destruction of what could be called Libya Inc. is likely to be the most painful blow.

Higher Education's Dirty Little Secret

Arvind Ganesan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Arvind Ganesan

Western universities are undoubtedly under pressure to find financial support, but this does not mean they should allow abusive and corrupt foreign dictators, officials or their families launder their images in exchange for money.

Between Gaddafi and Galliano: Ethics and Morality

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

Given what was known before, the artists performing for the Gaddafis and Dior should have not have gotten involved with the two in the first place. It is convenient that they all distance themselves now.

London School of Economics Investigates Gadaffi's Son Plagiarism Claims

BBC News | Katherine Sellgren | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The London School of Economics has confirmed it is investigating allegations that Colonel Gaddafi's son plagiarised his PhD thesis. Saif al-Islam stu...

Gadhafi and the LSE: A Cautionary Tale

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ben S. Cohen

It was inevitable that the venerable London School of Economics would be rechristened the "Libyan School of Economics" the instant it embraced the financial largesse of the Gadhafi family.

London School of Economics (LSE) Director Howard Davies on the Past, Present, and Future

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Religion is clearly an important force in the contemporary world whether you believe in it or not, and therefore I think we need to try to integrate that better into our teaching.

World's 10 Best Economic Performing Cities: 2010 Global MetroMonitor (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As they prepare to ring in 2011, Istanbul's residents have an extra special reason to celebrate, as the Turkish city was named the world's best-perfor...

Nobel Prize In Economics 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Peter Diamond of MIT, Dale Mortensen of Northweste...

Pakistan Taliban Armed, Trained By Government Spy Agency

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's main spy agency continues to arm and train the Taliban and is even represented on the group's leadership council despite ...

Useful Idiots

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

When I recently heard that The London School of Economics' student union voted to pair the institution with the Islamic University of Gaza -- which was established by the founder of Hamas -- I was speechless.

Buiter At Citigroup As Chief Economist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Outspoken economist Willem Buiter, a professor at the London School of Economics and consultant to Goldman Sachs, has accepted a position as Chief Eco...

Intellectual Benefits, Emotional Costs: The Value of Attending the World's Best Universities

Alexander Dresner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexander Dresner

Are the benefits of being on life's fast track worth the costs?

Iceland Must Renegotiate

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

What we need now is for our government to stand up for us the way the British and Dutch governments have stood up for their citizens, and to reach an arrangement that is equitable for all.

Why Does Abiotic Oil Theory Ignite Peak Oil Theorists' Fulminations??

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Clearly something is afoot in the attempt to quash any and all discussion of the "Abiotic Oil Theory."