Tag: economics

Why Black Market Entrepreneurs Matter to the World Economy

By Robert Capps
Wired January 2012

Not many people think of shantytowns, illegal street vendors, and unlicensed roadside hawkers as major economic players. But according to journalist Robert Neuwirth, that’s exactly what they’ve become.
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Should the Nobel Folks Be Sued for the Financial Crisis?

Should the Nobel Folks Be Sued for the Financial Crisis?
By STEPHEN J. DUBNER

The recent financial crisis clearly had many contributing villains. But if you’re looking to sue someone to recover losses, Nassim Nicholas Taleb maintains, the choice is clear: the Swedish Central Bank, which awards the Nobel Prize in Economics.
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