Posts Tagged ‘Adam Smith’

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    Powerful Women

    Oct 16, 10 • 196 Views • No Comments

    Lady Gaga is #7. Yes, according to a 2010 Forbes list of the most powerful women in the world, Lady Gaga’s power is surpassed by just 6 other women: Michelle Obama, Irene Rosenfeld (Kraft Foods CEO), Oprah, Angela Merkel (Germany’s...  [read more]

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    Nantucket’s Traffic Lights

    Jul 4, 10 • 278 Views • No Comments

    Located 30 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the island of Nantucket has no traffic lights. Instead, drivers respond to stop signs, rotaries, and courtesy. More often than not, if a pedestrian, a walker, or a biker needs to cross the street, cars stop. When...  [read more]

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    Common Markets

    Jul 1, 10 • 266 Views • No Comments

    Kenyan coffee exporters have a problem at the Tanzanian border. “On the Kenyan side they operate 24 hours a day, but on the Tanzanian side it’s 12 …We have had drivers standing at the border for 4 days. These things make the final price of...  [read more]

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    Trivial Pursuits

    Jun 3, 10 • 230 Views • No Comments

    Playing Scrabble in a bar, Canadian journalist Chris Haney and a sports reporter friend thought they could do better. Within an hour, during December, 1979, the two created the idea for Trivial Pursuit and drew an initial version of the game board on bar room...  [read more]

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    From Mill to Obama

    Apr 29, 10 • 243 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, President Obama briefly said that some salaries on Wall Street were more than anyone should earn.  Approximately 160 years ago, John Stuart Mill responded by saying that he wanted to encourage work. Consequently, instead of limiting salaries...  [read more]