Posts Tagged ‘Iceland’

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    One Huge Reason Why the Global Gender Gap Report Affects You

    Oct 28, 13 • 649 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    A Debt Tour

    Feb 20, 11 • 241 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Nobel Humor

    Apr 28, 10 • 242 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    A $5,000.00 Taxi Ride

    Apr 19, 10 • 266 Views • No 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...  [read more]