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Science and research hit hard by US sequester cuts

Automatic spending cuts have hit America's science and research sectors especially hard, according to experts, who warn of potentially dire implications for the nation's overall competitiveness.

Japan scientists attack govt research cut plans

Top Japanese scientists, including four Nobel laureates, have criticised the new government for plans to slash research budgets, warning the country will loose its high-tech edge.

How network effects hurt economies

When large-scale economic struggles hit a region, a country, or even a continent, the explanations tend to be big in nature as well.

Experts expect compromise to avoid fallout from the 'fiscal cliff'

(Phys.org)—The image of a "fiscal cliff" may give the wrong impression of the potential fallout should Congress fail to take action by the end of the year on the Budget Control Act. Iowa State economist Dave Swenson described ...

Dollars and sense: Why are some people morally against tax?

As the U.S. presidential election campaigns heat up, the economic debate is dominated by bailouts, austerity and, inevitably, taxation. Now a new study published in Symbolic Interaction asks why tax is such an important issue ...

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