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Rio Olympics 2016 and More

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Written by Frank Li

Rio Olympics 2016 closed on August 21. I thoroughly enjoyed it by spending numerous hours watching it, just as I did with all the recent Olympics! What about you?

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What We Read Today 23 August 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.

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Documentary Of The Week: Rewriting The Rules Of The Market Economy

Written by John Lounsbury

Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz gave a lecture earlier this year (2016) at the University of London. His topic was largely focused on increasing wealth and income inequality.

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Infographic Of The Day: Real Motels In Big Screen Movies

Hotels in films are often memorable for the wrong reasons. Think of The Bates Motel in Psycho. What would the customers of The Overlook Hotel from The Shining have had to say about a stay in such a spooky place? Or how about the ageing patrons of the Exotic Marigold Hotel?

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Video of the Day:

From a strange and possibly haunted soda machine to strange desert of ships - these are the top mysterious abandoned machines.


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The Education Conundrum

by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner

Discuss this article at the Education Table inside the Diner

A few weeks ago we saw a NEW Collapse Problem crop up, which is that apparently we have a GLUT of Lawyers! (this article has been on ice for a while due to other pressing collapse issues needing attentinon at Sunday Brunch)

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

August 2016 Chemical Activity Barometer Continues to Signal Improving Economic Growth

from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) expanded 0.4 percent in August following an upward revision for July. This marks the barometer's sixth consecutive monthly gain.

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