Posts Tagged ‘Iceland’

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    One Huge Reason Why the Global Gender Gap Report Affects You

    Oct 28, 13 • 379 Views • Developing Economies, Economic History, Gender gap, Government, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, RegulationNo Comments

    On Saturday, in Saudi Arabia, one woman with an international driver’s license drove to her local grocery store, alone, to purchase a container of milk. Elated, she arrived home to report that the trip was uneventful. Elsewhere, also participating in an...

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    A Debt Tour

    Feb 20, 11 • 118 Views • Economic History, Financial Markets, Government, International Trade and Finance, Macroeconomic Measurement, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Calling it “financial disaster travel journalism,” author Michael Lewis (The Blind Side and The Big Short) takes us to Iceland, Ireland, and Greece in 3 Vanity Fair articles that are wonderful. Comparing Iceland to Ireland, he tells us, “But...

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    Nobel Humor

    Apr 28, 10 • 121 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and MarketsNo Comments

    Presented at Harvard with Nobel laureate participation (and based on authentic scholarly research), the Ig Nobel awards are funny but they also make you think.  As they express it… The 2009 economics prize went to executives at four...

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    A $5,000.00 Taxi Ride

    Apr 19, 10 • 121 Views • EnvironmentNo Comments

    Hearing that actor John Cleese took a Mercedes taxi from Oslo to Brussels for about $5,000 because the Icelandic volcano eruption prevented him from flying, an economist would say, “That is a positive externality.” Economists see positive...