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The true cost of fuelling conflict

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) is widely reported to be the single largest consumer of petroleum in the world, spending billions of dollars on fuel every year. While the DOD provides Congress ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Economics & Business
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Australia must prepare for massive job losses due to automation

Australia faces some tough policy decisions to reshape its economy and prepare for an uncertain future, with predictions that up to five million jobs are likely to be automated by 2030, according to Australia's Future Workforce report released today by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Economics & Business
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Mining for corruption

Researchers have developed a new technique that trawls the enormous amounts of public procurement data now available across the EU to highlight unscrupulous uses of public funds: from national and regional ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Economics & Business
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Making retail accessible for the blind

Shopping is, by and large, a visual activity, from getting to the store to finding an item to paying for a purchase. But how is the retail experience affected by a visual impairment? In the first Canadian ...

dateJun 12, 2015 in Economics & Business
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Analyzing employment trends through cell phone data

Policymakers now have another tool in their arsenal to help recognize and respond quickly to economic shocks. A new research study co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor Daniel Shoag finds ...

Online gambling would benefit from better regulation

The U.S. government's attempt to crack down on Internet gambling is widely seen as a convoluted mess. Yet, more controlled and defined regulation would likely benefit the $41 billion industry and protect ...

Feudalism and macroeconomic cannibalism

The revered Chinese author Lu Xun (1881-1936) described feudalism as sort of predatory structure that caused ordinary people to descend into cannibalistic rituals. In his seminal work, The Diary of a Madman (1918), he provided ...

High finance, high anxiety

Studying events like the 2008 financial crisis in hindsight leads many to ask, "How could they have gotten it so wrong?"

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