Knowledge is Power Special: Hammurabi’s Code, Circus of Innovation, Trading Places Edition

  1. Socialism in America — Crooked Timber
  2. Rio: Brazil’s silicon beach | World news | The Observer
  3. Stumbling and Mumbling: Who benefits from benefits?
  4. The great corporate cash-hoarding crisis | Al Jazeera America
  5. America dumbs down: a rising tide of anti-intellectual thinking
  6. Uwe E. Reinhardt – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com
  7. China’s latest scandal is counterfeit condoms – Los Angeles Times
  8. Can businessmen make good politicians? | Business Line
  9. Brutal competition batters supermarkets the world over, The Guardian
  10. US Health Care System Cartel… Until Death Us Do Part | Common Dreams 
  11. Elizabeth Warren on factors ailing the middle class | Juggling Dynamite
  12. America’s Middle Class: From Boom to Bust – News – Politics – Voice of Russia – US Edition
  13. Ruth Whippman: How Corporate America Is Turning Into a Cult and Why It’s Harming the American Employee
  14. Uwe E. Reinhardt: Americans Are Shocked, Just Shocked, Over Hospital Bills – NYTimes.com
  15. Comparing Health Systems – UK NHS Performance | The Nuffield Trust
  16. A public option for banking | Al Jazeera America
  17. America’s Long and Productive History of Class Warfare – Justin Fox – Harvard Business Review
  18. The Fallacy of Financial Education | The Baseline Scenario
  19. 401ks Are Not Broken, You Are | The Big Picture
  20. Why Are Wages Sticky? | Uneasy Money
  21. Silicon Valley’s circus of innovation – Venkatesh Rao – Aeon
  22. America’s Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic
  23. BBC News – American Dream breeds shame and blame for job seekers
  24. Our health spending problem is all about prices – These 15 charts show our health care prices are totally insane – Vox
  25. America’s greatest export is its debt – The Week
  26. How have these corporations colonised our public life? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
  27. The Price Of Human Life, According To GM | Common Dreams
  28. Millions see no benefit from soaring stock prices 
  29. Field of Schemes | sports stadium news and analysis
  30. Low-cost airlines have come a long way. But who will win the battle? – Telegraph
  31. ‘Worldly life is frightening:’ Famous Siberian hermit prefers taiga to civilization — RT News
  32. Articles: Psychopaths-in-Chief
  33. Waste vs. Value in American Health Care – NYTimes.com
  34. Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America – Institute of Medicine
  35. Special Delivery: The Postal Service Story : All Songs Considered : NPR
  36. Why don’t Chinese spend more money? – The Curious Capitalist – TIME.com
  37. How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing – ProPublica
  38. Uwe E. Reinhardt: Hammurabi’s Code and U.S. Health Care – NYTimes.com
  39. As Immigrants Move In, Americans Move Up | Daniel Griswold | Cato Institute: Free Trade Bulletin
  40. The era of the textbook cartel and $300 textbooks is ending | AEIdeas
  41. The Quiet Collapse of the Italian Economy | Euro Crisis in the Press
  42. Why Italy will not make it | Euro Crisis in the Press
  43. Why Canada’s inland shipping industry is making a major comeback | Financial Post
  44. The real story of US coal: inside the world’s biggest coalmine | Environment | The Guardian
  45. Business-Managed Culture – Business Values – Share Holding – Shares vs Public Ownership
  46. The Overwhelming Case against Capital Gains Taxation | International Liberty
  47. Too many choices, high costs and bureaucracy: British expats grade American healthcare system ‘a pain in the arse’ | Money | The Guardian
  48. Investment Riches Built on Subprime Auto Loans to Poor – NYTimes.com
  49. How Many Americans Have A Passport? | TheExpeditioner Travel Site
  50. Federal Spending: Where Does the Money Go
  51. America’s Incredible Shrinking Stock Market | Canadian Investment Review
  52. Investment Strategies for Volatile Markets – Fidelity
  53. Don’t Even Think About Trading Places in Markets – Bloomberg View

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