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Farmland prices: Is the bubble about to burst?

Experts think a 1980s-like crisis is unlikely, but concerns linger. WASHINGTON — Record-high prices for corn, soybeans, wheat and other commodities have left growers flush with cash to purchase more land. And what the farmers don’t pay for out of

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Why Fiscal Cliff Deal Fails To Neutralize Debt Ceiling Hostage

What is Fiscal Cliff Deal? The term fiscal cliff has been used at various occasions in the past to refer to fiscal issues. It is already known to the public that Congress created the fiscal mess that it is currently squabbling over. Furthermore, it is quite surprising to see it

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Thomas Malthus

Thomas Robert Malthus was born near Guildford, Surrey in February 1766. His father was prosperous but unconventional and educated his son at home. Malthus went on to Cambridge University, earning a master’s degree in 1791. In 1793, he was made

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More Companies Are Buying Cyber Insurance

With stories about data breaches, lawsuits, and hacking attacks fast becoming a staple in the daily news cycle, it is fascinating to see how companies are responding to cyber and privacy risks in the real world. Marsh just released a

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The Best-Paying Jobs For Women In 2013

Forbes-Despite the 50-year anniversary of the Equal Pay Act this year, women continue to earn less than men across most job functions. In fact, according to new numbers released in February, the gender wage gap widened by slightly more than

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Richest presidents from Washington to Clinton

Three years ago, 24/7 Wall St. published the net worth of every American president, from George Washington to Barack Obama. We have updated our numbers to reflect the earnings of the still-living presidents. One thing remains clear: it pays to be president,

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Invisibility of Invisible hand doesn’t lead to inefficiency of market economy in Afghanistan

By Najibullah Arshad It is invisible always and in everywhere not only in Afghanistan. Privatization and” Free Market” do not lead to or cause inefficiency and incompetence in Afghanistan, but mismanagement and absence(invisibility) of good governance is a hurdle in

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Franco Modigliani

Franco Modigliani was an eminent Italian Economist and Nobel Prize Laureate, who, with his great passion for economics, formulated many theories in his domain. Though born in Italy, he spent most of his life in America, teaching and engaging in

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550 Children Die Every Day in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The worst place in the world to be a child or a mother  By Ahmad Masoud Afghanistan has received US$58 billion in aid in the past 10 years, but the country has still remained as one of the poorest

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Millions Of Pounds Worth Of Military Equipment May Not Return From Afghanistan

Huffing Post-More than 40% of Britain’s Afghan military equipment may not return to the UK, according to Government exit strategy plans. Millions of pounds worth of resources are expected to be scrapped, sold or given away following the withdrawal of

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A Father Gave His Daughter a $200 Contract to Stay Off Facebook

Casey Chan- Daily Dot If your kid is spending too much time on Facebook, what should you do? Cut the Internet? Annoying for you. Restrict their access? Not realistic. Ground them? Haha. What about give them a signed contract that

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The crazy economics of mining asteroids for gold and platinum

By Simone Foxman,Quartz Not one but two companies have now decided that they’re going to mine asteroids to collect gold and platinum. The aptly named Deep Space Industries joins Planetary Resources in the competition for meteor material—and we wish them the

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Bill Gates: My Plan to Fix The World’s Biggest Problems-WSJ

WSJ-From the fight against polio to fixing education, what’s missing is often good measurement and a commitment to follow the data. We can do better. We have the tools at hand. We can learn a lot about improving the 21st-century

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Bill Gates: My Plan to Fix The World's Biggest Problems-WSJ

WSJ-From the fight against polio to fixing education, what’s missing is often good measurement and a commitment to follow the data. We can do better. We have the tools at hand. We can learn a lot about improving the 21st-century

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Facebook Might Owe You $10

Buzzfeed-A class action suit about Facebook’s Sponsored Stories feature resulted in a $20 million settlement. Up to $10 of that money might be coming to you. Last month, Facebook offered to settle a class action lawsuit, rather than fight it

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Why Americans still feel poor

By Nin-Hai Tseng Stocks are up again, but home prices are the real barometer of personal wealth. FORTUNE – U.S. stocks have reached new highs, but most Americans probably don’t feel any wealthier. That’s because the prices of our homes

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Afghan refugee becomes Young Australian of the year

The Telegraph-He fled Afghanistan with his mother and brother at the height of a bloody civil war, arriving in Australia a child refugee. Now, 25-year-old Akram Azimi is the 2013 Young Australian of the Year. “This country has been incredibly

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Transforming 'Aid to Africa' into 'Made in Africa'

David Sengeh-Graduate Student- MIT Media Lab As a Sierra Leonean living in the country during and after the decade-long civil war, I know the positive impact of humanitarian aid on the economic growth of a country. In fact, the Bill and Melinda

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Transforming ‘Aid to Africa’ into ‘Made in Africa’

David Sengeh-Graduate Student- MIT Media Lab As a Sierra Leonean living in the country during and after the decade-long civil war, I know the positive impact of humanitarian aid on the economic growth of a country. In fact, the Bill and Melinda

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Afghan students qualified for the Global Law Competition

Five Afghan students from Herat province has been selected among students from eight university from across Afghanistan in a qualifying exam that was held in Kabul as part of the International Philip C. Jessup Law Moot Court Competition. The qualified

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The Most Important Interview Question of All Time

By Lou Adler Over the past 30+ years as a recruiter, I can confirm that at least two-thirds of my hiring manager clients weren’t very good at interviewing. Yet, over 90% thought they were. To overcome this situation, it was

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U.N. Agency Warns of Rising Unemployment

By David Jolly- New York Times More than 197 million people worldwide are jobless, and an additional 39 million have simply given up looking for work, a United Nations agency said on Monday, warning that government budget-balancing was hurting employment

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Leon Walras

Separately but almost simultaneously with William Stanley Jevons and Carl Menger, French economist Leon Walras developed the idea of marginal utility and is thus considered one of the founders of the “marginal revolution.” But Walras’s biggest contribution was in what is now called

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What legal education could do for a resilient Afghanistan

By Julian Simcock- Americans need a more complex, realistic picture of Afghanistan. Such a picture shows that US efforts to support education and the development of Afghan civil society should not be abandoned. It also shows that these initiatives may

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