World Trade Spin

We might be able to divide the world between economic thinkers and everyone else. I noted yesterday that economist Gregory Mankiw, as President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chair, said th…

What Should Not Be Sold?

Assume you just learned that your mother paid someone to write the (warm and loving) toast she expressed at your wedding. Is that okay? During Bloomberg radio’s On the Economy, referring to a pu…

(Bad) Decisions

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Why might have most notorious fraudsters committed their crimes? The traditional answer seems obvious: severe character flaws, lack of ethics, unbridled greed. But there…

Chinese Economic Growth

Our story ends with the recent 2030 Word Bank Report on Chinese economic growth. But we have to start with sunflower seeds. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing …

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