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How to fuel the future | The Economist

Oil moves the world around and creates powerful countries. Oil is such a vital commodity that it provoked wars throughout the 20th century. The few countries that produce it try to keep control of it to ensure its riches stay at home. Those who do not have it, strive to get it. In the 1930s, […]

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Could Brexit end London’s financial dominance? | The Economist

Could Brexit end London’s financial dominance? | The Economist

Brexit It’s relentless The media coverage of Brexit is dominated by the… …twists and turns of daily politics Will we get a deal Brexit? Nobody knows the exact cost… …of risk around the Brexit deadline It’s drowning out a lot of important stories about the… …impact Brexit is set to have… …on Britain, Europe and […]

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An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy About Economics & Politics at Duke University With Dr. Yoram Bauman

[Connel Fullenkamp] I’d like to introduce to you the world’s first-and-only stand-up economist, Dr. Yoram Bauman! Give it up! [Yoram Bauman] Thank you! Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to be with all of you here tonight. Last night I was over at UNC. What a bunch of sore losers. My name is […]

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What will be the biggest stories of 2020? | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2020? | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of the year ahead? In 2020… …the global economy could tip into recession The trade war between the US and China… …is one of the biggest risks to the global economy 250 years after his birth… …one of history’s greatest composers becomes a global eco-warrior Beethoven loved nature. He […]

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What will happen to UK science after Brexit? | FT

What will happen to UK science after Brexit? | FT

British bioscientists are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the planet. How to make clean energy, how to develop the next generation of medicines, and how to prevent disease. But some on the front line are worried about the future of their research, especially after Brexit. I think it’s no secret that universities are […]

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The capitalist comeback (Part 1) – interview with Andrew Puzder | VIEWPOINT

The capitalist comeback (Part 1) – interview with Andrew Puzder | VIEWPOINT

Andrew: If the government could mandate wages, if the government could set wages and make everybody happy it wouldn’t be the United States that was the most dominant economic power in the world. It would be the Soviet Union. Michael: Andy, thanks so much for being here. Let me just read a brief biography. Andrew […]

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Lebron James’ economic impact on Cleveland and Miami | IN 60 SECONDS

Lebron James’ economic impact on Cleveland and Miami | IN 60 SECONDS

As many Cleveland sports fans will remember, NBA superstar LeBron James took his talents to South Beach in 2010, only to return to Cleveland in 2014. In a new paper, Cleveland-born Danny Shoag and I look at what LeBron’s moves between Miami and Cleveland meant for the economies of each city. We looked at the […]

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South Africa: rugby’s race problem | The Economist

South Africa: rugby’s race problem | The Economist

It was a win that unified a divided country We were united as a rainbow nation In 1995, one year after the country’s first ever multi-racial elections… …South Africa hosted—and won—the Rugby World Cup When the final whistle went and I looked around the stadium… …all different creeds and colour of people, they were hugging […]

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Top Stories of 2019: #8 and #7 | The Line

Top Stories of 2019: #8 and #7 | The Line

>>WE’RE BACK AND READY TO DISCUSS STORY NO. 8 IN OUR REVIEW OF THE BIGGEST STORIES. IT’S THE EMERGENCE OF CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION IN GROUNDWATER NEAR OUR TWO AIR FORCE BASES HERE IN NEW MEXICO. THE HARMFUL CHEMICAL IS KNOWN AS PFAS, AND IT’S BEEN LINKED TO AN INCREASE IN CANCER RISKS, ALTHOUGH THE EXTENT OF […]

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The internet’s second revolution | The Economist

The internet’s second revolution | The Economist

L. O. Two simple letters that marked one of the biggest changes… …in human history In 1969 programmers were trying to type “login” Charlie typed the L. He typed the O He typed the G. You get to G—whacko The system crashed So the very first message on the internet ever… …was lo, as in […]

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