Written by Econintersect
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.
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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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.
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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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Written by Sig Silber
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.
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.
by Investing Daily, Investing Daily
-- this post authored by Nick Lanyi
Investing Daily Article of the Week
For most people, owning dividend-paying stocks is like going to the dentist: you do it because you need to, not because it's fun.
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.