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The Irish Government Pays Millions Towards Funerals

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by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

In Ireland, dozens of people die every year who do not have the ability or loved ones around them to pay their funeral costs.

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What We Read Today 28 April 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: An Agenda For Reforming Economic Theory

Written by John Lounsbury

Econintersect: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz discusses how modeling led economics astray such that few economists anticipated the Great Financial Crisis. Prof. Stiglitz explains how assumptions are at the root of many analysis problems in economics.

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Infographic Of The Day: Classifications Of Trademarks

Trademarks are a form of intellectual property, which has foundations in the US dating back to the Constitution.

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Mexico Finds It Easier To Focus On Trump Than Its Own Failings

Special Report from ProPublica

-- this post authored by Ginger Thompson

Experts accuse the Mexican government of thwarting its investigation of a student massacre and torturing suspects, but the top story in a prominent Mexican newspaper is about standing up to Trump.

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

Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Contraction Lessens in April 2016

Of the five regional manufacturing surveys released for April, three are in expansion and two are in contraction.

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