By: Bransby Macdonald-Williams
Freakonomics What's all the fuss about?I got a lot of books for Christmas. I can feel smug knowing that I've used the rampant commercialism of the festive season to "feed my mind". In January I've worked my way through the latest Terry Pratchett, Jared...
By: Weston Lindberg
Imagine a world in which a twelve to fourteen hour workday is common. Imagine a world where people are paid as little as one dollar a week for performing dangerous, unhealthy, or back-breaking labor. A world where young children are forced to work out...
By: Mohamed Elquza
In 1914, the Panama Canal was opened, allowing ships to import and export goods much faster than usual. Each year more than 14,000 ships pass through it carrying more than 203 million tons of cargo. The canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, making...
By: Michael Eddington
Steven Levitt is an economics professor at the University of Chicago. Levitt has been declared brilliant by some; he definitely has the credentials to be deemed so. He was an undergraduate at Harvard, received his PhD at MIT, and has received numerous awards for his...
By: Sue Bluze
A sociopath could be sitting right next to you at this minute and you might never realize it, it could be the co-worker who tells tall stories, the boyfriend who dumps you at the drop of a hat, the friend who seems to have a...
Chain reaction of increasing class polarization: The future of America's free market economy
By: Tea Leaf
What is the future of the free market economy? Where will the American economy be in 100 years? Will there still be a free market economy in 100 years? These are all questions that are commonly speculated on, by both market analysts and ordinary citizens...
By: Kenosis Tan
Names can foretell lifespan, prosperity and everything. A name may look simple but is actually a hint, a hidden indicator to past, present and future events.A surname is actually the accumulated history of one's ancestry and within it contains the power, the path, the...
By: Jason Todd
This paper is about will explore the psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives of childhood poverty in the United States. Why focus on children rather than the poor people as a whole? Children raised in poverty generally fare worse than those from higher-income families on measurements...
By: Nadege Lewis
In the beginningI think the hardest part of starting a new habit, or ending a bad one, is when we get beyond the initial phase of making the decision. How bad did you truly want to make that goal? Are you willing to wake up...
By: Laszlo Parakovits
There exists a curious chapter in history that takes placebetween the West (Europe) and China that is not oftendiscussed but which in a twist of fate is important tothe context of the current relationship between eastand west.Today in western countries and in China itself...

 

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