The Global Cost Of Diabetes


by Felix Richter,

More people are afflicted with diabetes every year and the cost is rising. Treatment of the disease is costly, in addition to the human suffering involved.

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What We Read Today 09 December 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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Joan Robinson's Critique of Marginal Utility Theory

by Philip Pilkington

In her excellent book Economic Philosophy (available as a PDF here) Joan Robinson undertakes an extensive discussion of marginal utility theory. Here I will be more so interested in her technical criticisms. But before going into these it should be noted that Robinson characterises the impetus of marginal utility theory in a way many might find unusual.


Infographic Of The Day: Copyright - Illegal Download

People are talking about how they just saw the latest movie or how they are watching the latest TV shows episode. They are downloading illegally and they talk about it like its nothing.

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Video of the Day:

Americans are notorious for using filler words. While moderate use in a casual environment could be helpful it is advised to avoid excessive use, especially in a professional setting. If you're using too many filler words, it is time to stop the habit.

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Current Weather Outlook

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Global Warming takes a break at least for CONUS as cold is the forecast for the Northern Tier of CONUS (and points North). It first looked like this would be a meridional pattern bringing record cold down to the Southwest but the Jet Stream turned zonal in the nick of time. So the cold air is being distributed more equitably. Waiting for NOAA to walk back their incongruous La Nina Advisory...probably December 8.


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Investing,com Weekly Wrap-up 09 December 2016

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Looking At Everything: Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt

To stimulate the economy, create new jobs, and generate new GDP requires an injection of new money. Borrowing from the bond markets or off-balance-sheet in public/private partnerships won't do it. If Congress won't issue money directly, it should borrow from banks, which create money on their books when they make loans.

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02 December 2016: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Improvement Continues

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 37th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. Also ECRI released their inflation outlook this past week.

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