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Blogs - Apr 2012

The Mismeasure of Wealth by Partha Dasgupta, Anantha Duraiappah
Mon, 2012-04-09 13:40

By 2030, notes the UN Panel on Global Sustainability, “the world will need at least 50% more food, 45% more energy, and 30% more water – all at a time when environmental limits are threatening supply.”


The Trouble with Libertarian Paternalism by Raghuram Rajan
Fri, 2012-04-13 13:55
By exploiting behavioral quirks, libertarian paternalists would nudge people into making decisions that are good for them, even while individuals have complete freedom to change their mind. The problem is that the semblance of choice is an illusion, because individuals do not consciously think through their decision.

Why the State and Market Must Work Together by Andrew Sheng
Tue, 2012-04-17 11:55
"The more I study the Indian and Chinese growth models, the more I realise that the current debate over the state versus the market is a false dichotomy," writes Fung Global Institute President Andrew Sheng.

Bias in Government Forecasts by Jeff Frankels
Thu, 2012-04-19 14:40
How can governments’ tendency to satisfy fiscal targets by wishful thinking be overcome?

Concern About The Decline in Manufacturing in the United States? by Gary Becker
Wed, 2012-04-25 16:31
None of the steps to improve the economy involve favoring manufacturing employment and the manufacturing sector.

Ideas over Interests by Dani Rodrik
Mon, 2012-04-30 11:54
The most widely held theory of politics is also the simplest: the powerful get what they want. Yet this explanation is far from complete, and often misleading, because self-interest is neither fixed nor predetermined.


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