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    The Female Conquest of Colleges

    Jul 29, 13 • 396 Views • No Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and freshman at Columbia University This past year I went through the dreaded college process. In my preliminary search last summer, I found myself flipping though college guides and looking at the...  [read more]

  • Industries afflicted with Baumol's Disease have slower productivity growth.

    Entitlements: A Baby Boomer Crisis?

    Jul 21, 13 • 266 Views • No Comments

    The good news is that many of us are living longer. (Afterwards, we will look at the bad news.) A new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) tells us that in 2010 the average US woman lived for 80.9 years and the average male, 76.3...  [read more]

  • The Natural Resource Curse: Detroit?

    Jul 19, 13 • 264 Views • No Comments

    Displaying all municipalities that filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection since 2010, this map shows cities, towns and counties in red (8) and utility authorities and other municipalities in black (28). With Detroit’s filing  most recent, this May...  [read more]

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    The Market System: Defaults and Decisions

    Jul 18, 13 • 246 Views • No Comments

    Coffee: At Starbucks, I order a Grande West Java Black Eye Clover in a Vente cup. My drink requires 4 decisions. Software: Downloading software, don’t you just check the default package rather than selecting from a customized list of alternatives?...  [read more]

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    Summer Slackin’

    Jul 16, 13 • 432 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa,    I have a lot of summer work to do before I go back to school, but I have yet to start any of it! Everyday I tell myself that I will work on the math packet or start one of the books, but I always find other ways to spend my time. …...  [read more]