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  • naked capitalism

    Corrupting Piketty in the 21st Century

    By Rumplestatskin, a professional economist with a background in property development, environmental economics research and economic regulation. Follow him on Twitter @rumplestatskin. Cross posted from MacroBusiness The media attention surrounding French economist Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the 21st Century is growing ever more fervent. Here are my two cents. To me three thi...more

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  • Cafe Hayek - Article Feed

    Bonus Quotation of the Day…

    (Don Boudreaux) … is from George Will’s latest column: [P]rogressivism is … a top-down, continent-wide tissue of taxes, mandates and other coercions. Yep – and one that, by it’s very nature, crushes true diversity. (I do, though, disagree with Will that F.D.R. was a “grown-up.”  Burt Folsom’s 2008 study, New Deal or Raw Deal?, makes plain...more

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  • The Big Picture

    Behavioral Investing/Economics Blogs?

      I am working on a new project, and I wanted to know what your favorite blogs or resources are for Behavioral Economics, Neuro-Science, and the Psychology of investing. Thoughts? Post a comment, or email me at TheBigPicture at Optonline dot net   Here are a few I have been checking out lately: The Psy-Fi Blog Carl Richards Behavior GapTraderFeed Dan Ariely British Psychologica...more

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Geostrategy

  • MEI Editor's Blog

    More Old ME Newsreels from the British Pathé Archives

    I previously noted the fact that British Pathé, the famed newsreel company, has made what it describes as 85,000 historical films available online at YouTube. I'm looking for Middle East-relevant ones, and here are several up front. (Warning: may contain assumptions from the days of the British Empire.) Feisal of Iraq visiting his brother Abdullah in Transjordan, 1923: The death and bur...more

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  • China Matters

    Maybe the End of the American Century Starts Here

    Failure of engagement to deliver ideal outcomes do not mean that deterrence will be more successful, or even more desirable.   I try to eschew dramatic, click-baiting headlines, but I think current developments in Asia are a big deal.  President Obama is visiting Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea.He’s not visiting the People’s Republic of Ch...more

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  • MEI Editor's Blog

    To No One's Surprise, Lebanese Parliament Fails to Agree on a President

    It should come as little surprise given Lebanon's persistent political deadlock that the Lebanese Parliament failed to elect a new President in its first round of voting today, with Samir Geagea falling far short of the necessary two-thirds vote. Geagea got 48 votes; Henry Helou (Backed by Walid Jumblatt) got 16; one went to former President Amin Gemayel; there were 52 blank ballots and ...more

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United States

  • naked capitalism

    Corrupting Piketty in the 21st Century

    By Rumplestatskin, a professional economist with a background in property development, environmental economics research and economic regulation. Follow him on Twitter @rumplestatskin. Cross posted from MacroBusiness The media attention surrounding French economist Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the 21st Century is growing ever more fervent. Here are my two cents. To me three thi...more

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  • All HW content

    RealtyTrac: Home sales tick up slightly in March

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  • Cafe Hayek - Article Feed

    Bonus Quotation of the Day…

    (Don Boudreaux) … is from George Will’s latest column: [P]rogressivism is … a top-down, continent-wide tissue of taxes, mandates and other coercions. Yep – and one that, by it’s very nature, crushes true diversity. (I do, though, disagree with Will that F.D.R. was a “grown-up.”  Burt Folsom’s 2008 study, New Deal or Raw Deal?, makes plain...more

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Asia

  • East Asia Forum

    The unknowns in China’s great urban change

    Author: Kam Wing Chan, University of Washington After more than a decade of mostly empty talk, China has finally announced a bold move to grant urban residential registration — known as hukou — status to 100 million people by 2020. The target is a major component of China’s new urbanisation plan, which represents a significant commitment towards achieving genuine urbanisation....more

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  • China Matters

    Maybe the End of the American Century Starts Here

    Failure of engagement to deliver ideal outcomes do not mean that deterrence will be more successful, or even more desirable.   I try to eschew dramatic, click-baiting headlines, but I think current developments in Asia are a big deal.  President Obama is visiting Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea.He’s not visiting the People’s Republic of Ch...more

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  • East Asia Forum

    Obama visits a troubled East Asia

    Author: Tobias Harris, Teneo Intelligence President Barack Obama’s state visit to Japan on 23–25 April comes at a fraught moment for the US–Japan relationship. The cautious US response first to China’s declaration of an air defence identification zone in November and then to Russia’s annexation of Crimea have Japanese elites concerned about what the US would do if ...more

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Finance & Markets

  • naked capitalism

    Corrupting Piketty in the 21st Century

    By Rumplestatskin, a professional economist with a background in property development, environmental economics research and economic regulation. Follow him on Twitter @rumplestatskin. Cross posted from MacroBusiness The media attention surrounding French economist Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the 21st Century is growing ever more fervent. Here are my two cents. To me three thi...more

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  • FT Alphaville

    The 6am London Cut

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  • The Aleph Blog

    Miscellaneous Notes

    When I was writing at RealMoney.com, I would often do little posts in the Columnists Conversation, and title them “Notes and Comments,” or something like that.  I don’t normally do that here, but I would like to tie up some loose ends.1) I received the following e-mail six weeks ago, and I feel it is worthy to be shared with readers:Hi David,I follow the Aleph blog fr...more

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Europe

  • naked capitalism

    Corrupting Piketty in the 21st Century

    By Rumplestatskin, a professional economist with a background in property development, environmental economics research and economic regulation. Follow him on Twitter @rumplestatskin. Cross posted from MacroBusiness The media attention surrounding French economist Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the 21st Century is growing ever more fervent. Here are my two cents. To me three thi...more

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  • VoxEU.org: Recent Articles

    Closing the US-EU productivity gap

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  • naked capitalism

    Links 4/23/14

    Apologies for the absence of my own posts. I even had to turn down BBC Radio (one of their biggest shows). This is a dreadful week for me because we have to get a filing in on the CalPERS litigation. Even though I have a very able team getting a handle on what they have and haven’t provided, the data is in lousy shape. For instance, numerous variant renderings of the same fund nam...more

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