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How emigrants try to run their fiscal policies — Marginal Revolution

Friday, May 18, 2012
Category: Economics

From marginalrevolution.com

In survey data collected as part of the study, Washington, D.C.â€"based migrants from El Salvador report that they would like recipient households to save 21.2 percent of remittance receipts, while recipient households prefer to save only 2.

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How much structural unemployment was there during the Great Depression? — Marginal Revolution

Friday, May 18, 2012
Category: Economics

From marginalrevolution.com

A few times recently Paul Krugman has raised the issue of structural unemployment in the Great Depression, so I thought I would offer a look at what has been written on the topic.

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Cash, and Time, Runs Out for Afghanistan′s Wi-Fi City Danger Room Wired.com

Friday, May 18, 2012
Category: World

From www.wired.com

It was a project that symbolized the grand ambitions the United States had to rebuild Afghanistan. A DIY wi-fi network, free for Afghans to use, powering the aid projects and business ventures of the eastern city of Jalalabad.

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What′s HBO Go′s Problem? - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic###

Friday, May 18, 2012
Category: Business

From www.theatlantic.com

The incumbent business model of cable combines the features of bundling (basic cable) and a two-part tariff (premium cable channels) for a perfect storm of price discrimination.

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Target man The Spectator

Friday, May 18, 2012
Category: History

From www.spectator.co.uk

Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to be assassinated, had made an army of enemies. Not only was he prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer, but, thanks to the insanity of George III and the loyal support of a majority of MPs, he had achieved a unique degree of political power.

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Why do people order a cheeseburger, fries, dessert and a *Diet* Coke? - Barking up the wrong tree

Friday, May 18, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.bakadesuyo.com

When we want permission to indulge, we’ll take any hint of virtue as a justification to give in.

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Advertising with Sound: Retail Marketing Focus on Audio - TIME

Friday, May 18, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.time.com

Neural advertisers are planning a stealth attack — on your ears

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