Economics

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Money ≠ Happiness. QED.

The old axiom that more is better is no longer true.

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Multiplayer Game 'Eve Online' Cultivates a Most Devoted Following

The growth of an immersive universe that is “part game and part soap opera and part shadow economy.”

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The Hells Angels' Devilish Business

How the biker gang makes money.

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The Supermarket of Struggling Artists

On the staff of a Trader Joe’s in New York City.

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Did Barack Obama Save Ohio?

The Buckeye State’s fortunes and the fight for credit.

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Who Wears the Pants in This Economy?

When jobs vanish, Southern men find new ways to contribute.

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Alan Greenspan on His Fed Legacy and the Economy

"Before I met Ayn Rand, I was a logical positivist, and accordingly, I didn’t believe in absolutes, moral or otherwise. If I couldn’t prove a proposition with facts and figures, it was without merit. In the midst of a conversation, she said to me, “Do I understand the thrust of your position? You are not certain you exist?” I hesitated a moment, and I said, “I can’t be sure.” And she then said to me, “And who, by chance, is answering that question?” With that little exchange, she undermined the philosophical structure I had built for myself. "
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The Economics of Serial Dating: A Case Study

What one woman spends in a year.

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The Tax Haven in the Heart of Britain

The history of the The City of London Corporation, a “prehistoric monster which had mysteriously survived into the modern world.”

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Nickel and Dimed

On (not) getting by in America.

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A Brief History of Money

The evolution of currency as “a complete abstraction.”

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Getting Away with It

How Wall Street thoroughly dominated Obama’s economic policy.