Upper class people more likely to cheat: study

The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe – as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" – that "greed is good," according to a new study from the University ...

How human networks drive inequality, social immobility

To understand why people succeed or fail, look at their circle of friends. Like it or not, said Stanford economist Matthew Jackson, people's fates are closely connected to their human networks.

LinkedIn posts solid 4Q, but outlook disappoints

LinkedIn finished last year with a solid financial performance, but the online professional networking service spooked investors with a forecast indicating that its growth is starting to slow down.

Playing at pirate games: Busting a few digital piracy myths

The results of a large-scale, analysis of BitTorrent file-sharing of computer games, focusing on using open methodologies are to be published in the International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication and bust some ...

Dell buyout in turmoil as Icahn enters the fray (Update)

A proposed buyout of computer maker Dell Inc. appeared less likely Thursday after activist investor Carl Icahn said Dell should remain a public company and reward shareholders with a big, one-time payout.

Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog

A university study that claimed fracking for gas deep beneath the Earth's surface did not cause water contamination was led by a US professor with financial ties to the gas industry, a watchdog group said Friday.

Bush responded to 9/11 according to traditional US foreign policy

The war on terror that former U.S. President George W. Bush declared following the 9/11 attacks has been criticised for being incompatible with American traditions. Yet a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, ...

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