Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rock star economist destroying the American dream

Rock star economist destroying the American dream You may have to log in to view this, but it seems the inequality debate is picking up a real head of steam in the land of the American Dream. Piketty’s new book, Capital … Continue reading

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Does money make you mean?

http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean.html?utm_source=email&source=email&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ios-share This is a really interesting talk showing how people change as they become richer. It uses the simple technique of rigging a monopoly game, but interestingly the winners actually believe it’s all down to their own talent. It’s well … Continue reading

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Great short video – World Bank’s “Doing Business” rankings

The World Bank might not have been all it used to be in recent years.  But in some ways it’s hardly changed at all.  The annual “Doing Business” rankings rate countries in order of how corporate-friendly their policies are!  It … Continue reading

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