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Early Bird Headlines 28 August 2015

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 27 August 2015

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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 more features, analysis, studies, and news published in the last week

Wealth and Income Distribution: New Theories Needed for a New Era

by Ravi Kanbur and Joseph Stiglitz

Appeared originally at Voxeu.org 18 August 2015

Growth theories traditionally focus on the Kaldor-Kuznets stylised facts. Ravi Kanbur and Nobelist Joe Stiglitz argue that these no longer hold; new theory is needed.

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Infographic Of The Day: Arts And Its Economic Contribution

Most do not consider the economic contribution of arts and cultural production.

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Video of the Day:

Caution! This video shows a woman being swarmed by a pack of snarling wolves. Anita had not been in Polar Zoo in about 2 months. When she returned i had the chance to film her first meeting in a long time with the wolves she spent a long time socializing from 16th of May 2008. The video is recorded in Polar Zoo.


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Economics Is Dead, and It Is Being Killed Again

by Per Bylund

Appeared originally at mises.org 22 August 2015

Economics is dead, and economists killed it.

What we have seen over the course of the last eighty years is a systematic dismantling of the contribution of economics to our understanding of the social world.

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

Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Contraction Continues in August 2015

Of the four regional manufacturing surveys released to date for August, one shows weak manufacturing growth, one shows no growth, and two are in contraction.

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