Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

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    Heed the Herd

    Jan 25, 12 • 416 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Just the other day, I walked outside to find all six of my horses facing the exact same direction, muscles tensed, ears pricked, nostrils flared…Clearly their horsey intuition was picking up on some obscure, equine-eating......  [read more]

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    Why Might People Cheat?

    Dec 7, 11 • 372 Views • No Comments

    When are people more likely to cheat? Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says to look at sweatshirts, the Ten Commandments, dollar bills and cans of Coca-Cola. In one experiment, Ariely discovered that more students would copy someone’s seemingly dishonest......  [read more]

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    Greek Taxes

    Nov 29, 11 • 567 Views • No Comments

    Having added property taxes to electric bills, the Greek government is shutting off the power to people who do not pay what they owe. The response? In a northern suburb of Athens, a mayor has assembled a group of electricians to reconnect people who lose......  [read more]

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    The First Credit Default Swap

    Nov 28, 11 • 625 Views • No Comments

    Some of the euro zone’s problems actually started with the Exxon Valdez oil spill. After the 1989 Exxon Valdez calamity, when an Alaska jury said that Exxon owed $5 billion in damages, they asked J.P. Morgan for a $4.8 billion line of credit. Concerned......  [read more]

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    California and Kentucky

    Nov 20, 11 • 382 Views • No Comments

    Could we compare California’s relationship with Kentucky to Germany and Greece? Somewhat like Germany and Greece… California and Kentucky share the same currency. California has a more vibrant economy than Kentucky’s. Workers in California......  [read more]