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Early Bird Headlines 27 October 2016

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.


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What We Read Today 26 October 2016

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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A Short Note on a Connection Between Marginalist Economics and Folk Medicine

by Philip Pilkington

One peculiar aspect of modern marginalist economics is its obsession with equilibrium. I was recently re-listening to an excellent lecture given by Joan Robinson in Stanford in 1974 entitled 'What is Wrong With Neoclassical Economics?'. The entire lecture is about the inability of marginalist economics, which is obsessed with equilibrium positions, to deal with historical time.


Infographic Of The Day: Google's Hidden Games

Did you know that Google have hidden a number of Easter eggs across their products to revolutionise procrastination in the same way they've revolutionised search. These Easter eggs are some of the most addictive games you can find, designed to let you while away the minutes and kill your productivity.

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Video of the Day:

It’s very common to see the number 9 at the right end of a price tag. Why is this? Lauren explains the psychology of prices and nines in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Current Weather Outlook

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This report is in our usual weekly format and focuses on the next 30 days which should be again close to "Normal" but with a wetter than usual Northwest and a slower than usual west to east movement of weather systems. We should expect either a La Nina Winter or a Near La Nina Winter which means where it will be wet or dry and warm or cool is becoming fairly clear for CONUS and also for other parts of the World. Full details are provided below. But first, we start the report with the key finding of the San Francisco Fed study of the Impact of Weather on Jobs. 


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A Hard Brexit And Reduced Migration Won't Benefit UK Workers

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University of London

In the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU, the big debate has switched to what relationship the two should have post-Brexit. Top of the agenda is access to the single market and freedom of movement. As well as indications from the government that it is headed for a 'hard Brexit' - which means leaving the single market and an end to freedom of movement - there has been much talk of limiting the number of foreign workers in businesses since the Brexit vote.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

September 2016 New Home Sales Improve.

Written by John Lounsbury and Steven Hansen

The headlines say new home sales improved. The median sales price for homes slightly improved - and inventory was stable.

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