What Do Cryptocurrencies Have To Do With Trust?


from Liberty Street Economics

-- this post authored by Michael Lee and Antoine Martin

Bitcoin and other 'cryptocurrencies' have been much in the news lately, in part because of their wild gyrations in value.

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What We Read Today 16 February 2018

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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The Buzz Of Populism And Its Pull On The Economy

from the International Monetary Fund

If you believe the economy can explain the rise of populism, political scientist Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser says it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Infographic Of The Day: How Startups Can Improve Their Odds Of Becoming A Unicorn

In 2017, we showed that 57 startups were able to achieve unicorn status - a rare designation that is reserved only for privately-held startups valued at $1 billion or more.

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Current Weather Outlook

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The main focus of this report is the NOAA March, Three-Month and 15-Month Forecasts, the JAMSTEC Three-Season Forecast, and a comparison of the JAMSTEC with the NOAA forecast. The differences in the forecasts for Alaska and CONUS are quite stunning. In this report, we provide a detailed analysis for both Alaska and CONUS and also using the JAMSTEC Maps the Rest of the World as well. 


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Market And Sector Analysis 17February 2018

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Economics Is The Most Dismal Of Sciences In Terms Of Gender Equality

by Lykke E. Andersen, INESAD

While the World's education systems currently favour girls and women across most of the World (1), with 112 women enrolled in university for every 100 men worldwide (2), this educational advantage has yet to translate itself into more lucrative and prestigious positions for women. This is particularly so in the economics profession.

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Preliminary 2018 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Rises

by Jill Mislinski, Advisor Perspectives/

The University of Michigan Preliminary Consumer Sentiment for February came in at 99.9, up 4.2 from the January Final reading of 95.7. had forecast 95.4.

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