X Factor hopefuls ‘sent back to economy’ from business class

The final 24 contestants were seen in business class on a flight to LA – but then went back to economy.
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Inside Italy’s Shadow Economy

Within a distressed labor market, thousands of low-paid home workers create luxury garments without contracts or insurance.
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Unpicking the cyber-crime economy

Apple iPhones, expensive cars and high-end houses are all ways cyber-thieves try to cash out.
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Books of The Times: How the ‘Temp’ Economy Became the New Normal

Louis Hyman’s history describes the corporate forces that during the 20th century led to a gig economy of expendable and precarious labor.
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The Pop-up Economy: Citizens of Humanity, Janessa Leone Partner at The Platform

Call it a pop-up economy. Perhaps a combination of retail uncertainty, high rents and fickle shoppers, the pop-up shop may soon need to change its definition as more and more of them appear in Los Angeles, and persist longer than the intended period. But the concept has not worn out its welcome at The Platform, the hipster retail collective in Culver City, Calif., which from the get-go has welcomed these “temporary” shops along with permanent ones.
One of the first to open there two years ago, The Edit by Freda Salvador and Janessa Leone, a partnership between the independently owned shoe brand and hat brand, respectively, has graduated to permanent status and is welcoming a pop-up of its own, with L.A.-based premium denim brand Citizens of Humanity.
The tie-up, which opens May 17, marks the first time The Edit has incorporated apparel items into its store, which necessitated bringing in some new fixtures and dressing rooms along with incorporating the jeans on the existing shelves with accessories.

Janessa Leone, pictured in Citizens of Humanity’s digital style feature. 
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The idea came about after Citizens asked Leone to be in an “at-home-style” feature for its digital platform. She then invited them to do

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Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6.20.
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Circular Fashion Games Reward Sustainability, Circular Economy Ideas

The first edition of the Circular Fashion Games wrapped up last month in the Netherlands, but international expansion is already planned.
A field of 76 contenders from an array of countries was whittled to three, with this year’s top prize going to Lenzing for an online tool that will provide free access to information about circular use of the company’s fibers in apparel design. Design is evaluated and scored based on a recyclability scale to determine whether a garment qualifies for the Lenzing Take-Back program. The concept’s creators — Sabine Silaraja, Jasper Roosendaal, Melissa Ortuno de León and Marijn Pronker — will now be part of an accelerator program to build a platform to allow users to make the right design choices.
Made possible through the lead sponsor C&A Foundation, and the business developer Veerle Luiting, the Circular Fashion Games are designed to encourage circular design thinking and circular business modeling. Not restricted to fashion students and designers, the event welcomes creatives from different disciplines. The multidisciplinary teams competed in boot camps at the SingularityU Netherlands in Eindhoven and another one organized by Fashion for Good and Impact Hub Amsterdam.
Start Up Mix chief executive officer Johnny Kerkhof, who is helping to guide the

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As Economy Gains Strength, Companies Sell (and Spend) More

Profits are healthy at large U.S. companies, but earnings growth was pinched in the third quarter by higher materials and labor costs, as well as the impact of three major hurricanes on insurers.
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‘Disrobed’ Author Syl Tang Discusses How Clothing Can Predict the Economy, World Issues and the Future

TANG UNCOVERS FASHION: With her new book “Disrobed: How Clothing Predicts Economic Cycles, Saves Lives and Determines the Future,” Syl Tang puts a lot of stock in clothing.
In the 12 years she freelanced for the Financial Times, she frequently touched upon a similar topic but didn’t have the time to explore it due to word count restrictions. For example, she once wrote a piece about jewelry in the Afghan world and how the department of defense funded some of these companies that were started by women. “But when I would talk to people about linking apparel, jewelry or wearables to other topics, I would see their eyes glaze over a little bit. They wouldn’t connect the dots so I knew I needed to write a book about it,” she explained.
The underlying theme is how “behind the clothing, there is this understanding of the world,” she said. To that point, the cover art for the Rowman & Littlefield book is an unzipped hoodie on a globe of the world. Through her writing, she explores the role that clothing plays in natural disasters, climate change, terrorism, geopolitics and agribusiness.
One element the author found most surprising was “how much research there is supporting

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FX’s John Landgraf Sounds Alarm on ‘Titanic Struggle’ in Entertainment Economy

“I want the humans to be able to hold their own against the strength of the machines.” That was perhaps the most ominous line spoken from the stage at the summer Television Critics Association press tour, and it came not from an actor or showrunner but FX Networks chief John Landgraf. He wasn’t describing the… Read more »

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Optimism in Financial Markets Fails to Show in Real Economy

Though stocks have been hitting records and big U.S. banks reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings, consumers reduced their spending at midyear and became less optimistic about the future.
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Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy

Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
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Algorithms ‘could wipe out the global economy’

Experts have called on the Government to audit the algorithms used by technology and financial companies to avoid chaos. 
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Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy

Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy


Trucking Country” is a social history of long-haul trucking that explores the contentious politics of free-market capitalism in post-World War II America. Shane Hamilton paints an eye-opening portrait of the rural highways of the American heartland, and in doing so explains why working-class populist voters are drawn to conservative politicians who seemingly don’t represent their financial interests. Hamilton challenges the popular notion of “red state” conservatism as a devil’s bargain between culturally conservative rural workers and economically conservative demagogues in the Republican Party. The roots of rural conservatism, Hamilton demonstrates, took hold long before the culture wars and free-market fanaticism of the 1990s. As Hamilton shows, truckers helped build an economic order that brought low-priced consumer goods to a greater number of Americans. They piloted the big rigs that linked America’s factory farms and agribusiness food processors to suburban supermarkets across the country.”Trucking Country” is the gripping account of truckers whose support of post-New Deal free enterprise was so virulent that it sparked violent highway blockades in the 1970s. It’s the story of “bandit” drivers who inspired country songwriters and Hollywood filmmakers to celebrate the “last American cowboy,” and of ordinary blue-collar workers who helped make possible the deregulatory policies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and set the stage for Wal-Mart to become America’s most powerful corporation in today’s low-price, low-wage economy.

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Tourism and the Globalization of Emotions: The Intimate Economy of Tango

Tourism and the Globalization of Emotions: The Intimate Economy of Tango


Today, an increasing number of people from all over the world travel to Buenos Aires to dance tango. To accommodate these intimate voyagers, tourist agencies offer travel packages, including classes in tango instruction, dance shoe shopping, and special city maps pointing out the tango clubs in town. Some of these agencies even provide “taxi dancers” — mainly Argentine men, who make a living by selling themselves as dance escorts to foreign women on a short term stay. Based on a cheek-to-cheek ethnography of intimate life in the tango clubs of Buenos Aires, this book provides a passionate exploration of tango — its sentiments and symbolic orders — as well as a critical investigation of the effects of globalization on intimate economies. Throughout the chapters, the author assesses how, in an explosive economic and political context, people’s emotional lives intermingle with a tourism industry that has formed at the intersection of close embrace dances and dollars. Bringing economies of intimacy centre stage, the book describes how a global condition is lived bodily, emotionally and politically, and offers a rich, provocative contribution to theorizing today’s global flows of people, money, and fragile dreams. As the narrative charts a course across a sea of intense, immediate emotional sensations, taken-for-granted ideas about sex, romance and power twist and turn like the steps of the tango.


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The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit: How to Find and Grow Your Side Hustle in Any Economy

The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit: How to Find and Grow Your Side Hustle in Any Economy


Who among us haven''t dreamed of turning our passion into an income-producingenterprise? Whether it''s arranging flowers, creating our own beauty products, or taking care of children, we all have our special talents. But how do you turn your hobbies into something more lucrative? And when would you ever find the time?In an uncertain economy, there is no better time than now to get started andThe Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profitoffers the step-by-step answers you need to turn your ideas into a business plan and your business plan into a bona fide business. Whether Kimberly Seals-Allers, an entrepreneur herself, is directing you toward resources that will tell you which licenses you need to get started or advising you on how to pick an accountant once your business starts to grow, you can count on her counsel to be clear, concise, and inspiring. Her wisdom on everything from marketing ideas to managing employees is combined with advice and anecdotes from everyday women who have founded companies ranging from small IT consulting businesses to massive operations such as Carol''s Daughter. Whether you want to quit your job and start your own company or supplement your existing income with a side hustle, this inspiring book is for you.
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Plunder and Blunder (1 Volume Set): The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy

Plunder and Blunder (1 Volume Set): The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy


Used – Plunder and Blunder chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles, explains how policy changes since 1980 laid the groundwork for catastrophic – but completely predictable – market meltdowns, and offers prescriptions for avoiding these disasters in the future. Dean Baker argues not only that competent economists should have recognized the developing housing bubble, but also that policy makers and the media cheerfully neglected those economists who did predict danger.

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Bill Maher Rips Today’s ‘Sharing Economy’ On ‘Real Time’

It’s probably safe to say you won’t see Bill Maher ride around in an Uber anytime soon. The comedian put the ride-finding app as well as others on blast on Friday, calling out America’s “sharing economy” on “Real Time.”

“Airbnb? You really think anybody really wants to have total strangers living in their apartment for a week? ‘Oh look, someone else’s pubes on my soap. I’m living the dream,'” Maher said.

One major problem with sharing apps is that some of them can put your personal information at risk, though Maher seemed more focused on the financial aspect. The comedian blames outrageous income inequality and greed for the rise in services he says are now replacing people with robots.

“The one thing we’re not sharing are the profits. Somehow they forgot to create an app for that,” he quipped.

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Wheelchair Economy Fixed Arms 16 w/Swing-Away Footrests

Wheelchair Economy Fixed Arms 16 w/Swing-Away Footrests


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Versele-Laga Crispy Pellets Rabbits – Economy Pack: 2 x 2kg

Versele-Laga Crispy Pellets Rabbits – Economy Pack: 2 x 2kg


Versele-Laga Crispy Pellets Rabbits is a balanced rabbit feed that contains no grains and lots of nutritious herbs instead. The pellet shape prevents your pet from feeding selectively which can result in losing out on important nutrients. The Crispy Pellets have a ´Happy & Healthy´ Complex in addition to essential vitamins minerals and amino acids. The high fibre content is good for teeth as it supports their natural abrasion. Functional ingredients like FOS and Yucca extract also help boost digestion and reduce nasty faeces odours. The Versele-Laga Crispy Pellets Rabbits at a glance Complete feed for rabbits Grain-free with lots of nutritious herbs Happy & Healthy Complex as well as essential vitamins minerals and amino acids No selective feeding the pellet form supports the uptake of all elemental nutrients Boosts dental health high fibre content aids in abrasion of teeth FOS & Yucca extract for healthy digestion and reduction of faeces odour (function(d s id) { var js fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]. if (d.getElementById(id)) return. js = d.createElement(s). js.id = id. js.src = ´//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&appId=743041095711802&version=v2.0´. fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js fjs). }(document ´script´ ´facebook-jssdk´)). window.___gcfg = {lang ´en-GB´}. (function() { var po = document.createElement(´script´). po.
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Why Marriage Equality Is Great For The Economy

Thanks to marriage equality, this could be a big year for Sophie Pyle’s company.

The founder of Tweet The Bride — a service that posts live Instagram and Twitter updates during clients’ weddings — expects the Supreme Court’s Friday decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country to be a major boon for business.

“It just makes the wedding industry and the number of people getting married that much bigger,” Pyle told The Huffington Post on Friday morning. “There are that many more customers and weddings. I’m very excited about it.”

Pyle’s year-old business is based in Virginia, which was one of 37 states (and Washington, D.C.) that recognized same-sex marriage prior to the Supreme Court’s new ruling. Her clients don’t always live or marry nearby, and she often travels to attend ceremonies in other places. She has worked only one same-sex wedding — all the way in Denmark! — but she expects more in the future.


Just married in Copenhagen! #hamiltondevoss

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The #HamiltonDevoss wedding in February was the fist same-sex wedding Pyle worked at.

Aside from the obvious benefits to the wedding industry, marriage equality could have a positive impact on the economy overall.

In the first three years of nationwide marriage equality, spending on same-sex weddings could add $ 184.7 million in tax revenue and 13,058 jobs to states’ economies, according to a report from the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute. The U.S. economy could get a $ 2.6 billion boost over the next three years.

New York, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2011, has already benefited from same-sex weddings, as data-driven news site Vocativ points out. In the first year after New York passed its Marriage Equality Act, New York City alone received a $ 259 million economic boost as 8,200 marriage licenses were issued for same-sex weddings and more than 200,000 guests traveled in from out of town to attend the ceremonies.

For those in the industry who have already worked with gay couples, the value of same-sex marriages is apparent.

“Those who embraced it benefited from it,” Chris Jaeger, a wedding industry marketing consultant, told HuffPost. “It’s a real positive thing.”

He recalled struggling to convince one of his a clients, a wedding officiant in California, to preside over same-sex unions. But that was five years ago, when the legality of same-sex weddings in California was complicated.

Times have changed.

“She [has] embraced it,” Jaeger said of the officiant. “Now there are pictures of her doing ceremonies with men marrying men and women marrying women.”

In the 13 states that had not recognized marriage equality before the Supreme Court’s new ruling, some business owners are just happy to finally have the opportunity to work with gay couples.

Jackie McGrath, owner of Sweet Treets bakery in Texas — where, until Friday, gay marriage was banned — said she was “ecstatic” to hear the news.

“We have a gay wedding this weekend. It wasn’t going to be official, but now it could be,” McGrath said, adding that she and her staff began working on a rainbow wedding cake on Friday, just after the ruling was announced. “We’ll probably give it out to customers to celebrate.”

Jenny Che contributed to this report.

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Why Marriage Equality Is Great For The Economy

Thanks to marriage equality, this could be a big year for Sophie Pyle’s company.

The founder of Tweet The Bride — a service that posts live Instagram and Twitter updates during clients’ weddings — expects the Supreme Court’s Friday decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country to be a major boon for business.

“It just makes the wedding industry and the number of people getting married that much bigger,” Pyle told The Huffington Post on Friday morning. “There are that many more customers and weddings. I’m very excited about it.”

Pyle’s year-old business is based in Virginia, which was one of 37 states (and Washington, D.C.) that recognized same-sex marriage prior to the Supreme Court’s new ruling. Her clients don’t always live or marry nearby, and she often travels to attend ceremonies in other places. She has worked only one same-sex wedding — all the way in Denmark! — but she expects more in the future.


Just married in Copenhagen! #hamiltondevoss

A photo posted by #HAMILTONDEVOSS (@hamiltondevoss) on


The #HamiltonDevoss wedding in February was the fist same-sex wedding Pyle worked at.

Aside from the obvious benefits to the wedding industry, marriage equality could have a positive impact on the economy overall.

In the first three years of nationwide marriage equality, spending on same-sex weddings could add $ 184.7 million in tax revenue and 13,058 jobs to states’ economies, according to a report from the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute. The U.S. economy could get a $ 2.6 billion boost over the next three years.

New York, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2011, has already benefited from same-sex weddings, as data-driven news site Vocativ points out. In the first year after New York passed its Marriage Equality Act, New York City alone received a $ 259 million economic boost as 8,200 marriage licenses were issued for same-sex weddings and more than 200,000 guests traveled in from out of town to attend the ceremonies.

For those in the industry who have already worked with gay couples, the value of same-sex marriages is apparent.

“Those who embraced it benefited from it,” Chris Jaeger, a wedding industry marketing consultant, told HuffPost. “It’s a real positive thing.”

He recalled struggling to convince one of his a clients, a wedding officiant in California, to preside over same-sex unions. But that was five years ago, when the legality of same-sex weddings in California was complicated.

Times have changed.

“She [has] embraced it,” Jaeger said of the officiant. “Now there are pictures of her doing ceremonies with men marrying men and women marrying women.”

In the 13 states that had not recognized marriage equality before the Supreme Court’s new ruling, some business owners are just happy to finally have the opportunity to work with gay couples.

Jackie McGrath, owner of Sweet Treets bakery in Texas — where, until Friday, gay marriage was banned — said she was “ecstatic” to hear the news.

“We have a gay wedding this weekend. It wasn’t going to be official, but now it could be,” McGrath said, adding that she and her staff began working on a rainbow wedding cake on Friday, just after the ruling was announced. “We’ll probably give it out to customers to celebrate.”

Jenny Che contributed to this report.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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Burma (Myanmar) in Perspective – Orientation Guide and Burmese Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Rangoon, Mandalay, Theravada Buddhism

Burma (Myanmar) in Perspective – Orientation Guide and Burmese Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Rangoon, Mandalay, Theravada Buddhism


These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Burma (Myanmar), with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more. Aung san Suu Kyi, GEOGRAPHY * Introduction * Geographic Divisions * Western Mountains * Northern Mountains * Shan Plateau * Central Basin and Lowlands * Coastal Strip * Climate * Bodies of Water * Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River * Sittang River * Salween (Thanlwin) River * Chindwin River * Major Cities * Rangoon (Yangon) * Naypyidaw * Mandalay * Mawlamyine * Environmental Issues * HISTORY * Introduction * Ancient History * Burman Dynasties * Pagan Dynasty: The First Burmese Empire (1044-1287) * Toungoo Dynasty: The Second Burmese Empire (1486 -1752) * Konbaung Dynasty: The Third Burmese Empire (1752-1886 C.E.) * British Colonial Rule (1885-1948) * Burma (1947-1989) * Burma to Myanmar (1990-2010) * Burma Today * ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture * Industry * Trade * Banking and Finance * Foreign Investment * Standard of Living * Employment Trends * Outlook * SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * The Burman (Bamars) * The Shan * The Karen * The Mon * The Chin * The Kachin * Religion * Theravada Buddhism * Christianity * Islam * Indigenous Religion and The Worship of Nats * Cuisine * Clothing and Traditional Dress * Men * Women * Gender Issues * The Arts * Art and Architecture * Dramatic Performances * Music * Dance * Sports * SECURITY * Introduction * U.S. – Burma Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Bangladesh * China * India * Laos * Thailand * Burmese Military and Police * Military * Police * Issues Affecting Internal Security * Armed Ethnic Groups * Escalating Sectarian Violence * Crime and Corruption * The Poverty-Insecurity-Drug Nexus * * * * PROFILE * Introd

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Work and Idleness: The Political Economy of Full Employment

Work and Idleness: The Political Economy of Full Employment


Work and Idleness develops the view that redistributing employment is a `feasible capitalist'' solution, not just to the unemployment which particular groups suffer, but also to the work that others have to contend with, including many women. Putting the redistribution of employment on the policy agenda opens up debate on how to ensure a more equitable and fulfilling relationship between the ways we gain our livelihoods and the lives we lead.
Growing insecurity in labour markets and changing patterns in the commodification of labour have led to a redistribution of paid and unpaid labour time as the structure of power relations, the gender order, discrimination, and state regulation have been modified. The first main trend affecting insecurity is mass unemployment and the growth of workless households. A second notable trend is a gender-based redistribution of hours worked. The third major trend is a shift from full-time waged work to full-time self-employment.
Part I of this book presents the main economic theories driving the continuing divide between the intensification of work and the extension of idleness. Part II documents the ways in which the shift to mass idleness in advanced industrial countries has hit some groups particularly hard: the youngest and oldest age groups and other groups, including disabled workers, have traditionally been subject to discrimination in the labor markets. Part III provides a set of policy prescriptions.
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Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations Are Crippling the Global Economy

Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations Are Crippling the Global Economy


An in-depth look at the problems surrounding zombie banks and their dangerous effect on the global economy“The title is worthy of a B movie, but it''s also apt. Bloomberg News reporter Yalman Onaran, supported by former U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chief Sheila Bair – who provides a foreword and numerous interviews – urge that insolvent banks both small and too big to fail be allowed to do precisely that.  Reading bank balance sheets is not everyone''s idea of a good time. But Mr. Onaran, with support from Ms. Bair, does the chore and explains what it means.  Mr. Onaran shows that the process of rescuing dead and dying banks is increasing systemic risk in the global banking system. And that is really more frightening than scream flicks from Tinseltown.”  — Financial Post“Yalman Onaran knows of putrid financial institutions, having written about them in his native Turkey so successfully he brought down a few in Istanbul in the late ''90''s.” — Huffington Post“Do We Love Zombie Banks? The new book by Yalman Onaran of Bloomberg News, Zombie Banks: How Broken Banks and Debtor Nations Are Crippling the Global Economy, is a well-organized and clearly written discussion of the use of leverage to provide growth in many different economies. Onaran has carefully researched the zombie phenomenon and makes some important points in this concise volume about both public policy and the concerns of investors. One of the more interesting early threads in the book is the juxtaposition of the experience of the US in the S&L crisis and Japan in the 1980s and 1990s with the US today. Zombie Banks is a good review of the latest thinking about the ebb and flow of the political economy.” — R. Christopher Whalen, author of InflatedZombie banking has become standard operating procedure for big debtor nations. They prop up failing institutions, print money, and avoid financial corrections. But in an attempt to prolong the inevitable, bigger problems are created. The approach used now has not, and will not, work. This timely book reveals why. Zombie Banks tells the story of how debtor nations and failing institutions are damaging the long-term prospects of the global economy.Author Yalman Onaran, a veteran Bloomberg News reporter and financial banking sector expert, examines exactly what a zombie bank is and why they are kept alive. He also discusses how they hurt economic recovery and what needs to be done in order to restore stability. Along the way, Onaran takes an honest look at how we arrived at this point and details the harsh realities that must be faced, and the serious steps that must be taken, in order to get things headed in the right direction.Puts insolvent banks and debtor nations in the spotlight and examines how they are crippling the global economyOn the record sources include Paul Volcker, Joseph Stiglitz, Sheila Bair, and many more bank executives, regulators, politicians, and policymakers in the United States and abroadTakes the complexity of the current situation and translates it in a way that makes it understandableWhile the short-term measures taken to stave off depression and rejuvenate economic growth may offer hope, they are unsustainable over the long term. Get a better look at what really lies ahead, and what it will take to improve our economic situation, with this book.
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The Principles of Industrial Economy: Illustrated by an Enquiry Into the Comparative Benefits Conferred on the State and on the Community by Free Trad

The Principles of Industrial Economy: Illustrated by an Enquiry Into the Comparative Benefits Conferred on the State and on the Community by Free Trad


Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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The Politics of Provisions: Food Riots, Moral Economy, and Market Transition in England, c. 1550-1850

The Politics of Provisions: Food Riots, Moral Economy, and Market Transition in England, c. 1550-1850


The ‘politics of provisions’ – forceful negotiations over sustenance – has created surprising contests in world history, particularly in times of market transition. In England a ‘politics of provisions’ evolved in a dialogue between popular riots and paternalist subsistence policies from Tudor dearths to the Victorian embrace of free-market doctrines. Hence provision politics was a core ingredient of both state-formation and of the emergence of the first market economy and society in England. This book is the first full-scale critical revision of E.P. Thompson’s seminal model of the ‘moral economy of the crowd’, which has had huge influence across the social sciences. It is the first synthesis of the many dispersed studies of three centuries of marketing and negotiations by riot over subsistence. By explaining such long-term shifts in patterns of political negotiation from parish-pump to Privy Council, this study offers a new view of why food riots were a more compelling and lasting bone of contention than enclosures, wages or votes.

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The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the U.S. Economy: FAA Study on Outlook, Measures, GDP Contribution, Passenger Expenditures, Freight Flows, Freight Exports, Domestic Air Freight

The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the U.S. Economy: FAA Study on Outlook, Measures, GDP Contribution, Passenger Expenditures, Freight Flows, Freight Exports, Domestic Air Freight


This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document – converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction – offers the latest data on the economic impact of civil aviation. This concise report is ideal for policymakers and industry officials. This version contains several new points of analysis including the economic impact of federal spending on aviation and hard-to-quantify economic enablers such as speed, cost, flexibility, reliability and safety. Over the decades, civil aviation has been a catalyst for commerce.In today’s ever-changing and innovative world, aviation provides a vital link to economic opportunities at home and abroad. In the wake of global economic and financial uncertainties, runways have become the new main streets for cities and towns to get down to business and soar once more.In 2009, civil aviation supported over 10 million jobs, contributed .3 trillion in total economic activity and accounted for 5.2 percent of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Civilian aircraft engines, equipment and parts also contribute billion toward the U.S. trade balance. Civilian aircraft engines, equipment and parts have been the top net export for the past decade.Our economic success clearly depends on the success of aviation. So the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. As we move forward, the FAA will continue to invest in airports, and build the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen is a transformation of the National Airspace System. It will add a suite of 21st century technologies and procedures to make air travel more efficient and green. FAA’S Destination 2025 will provide the strategic bridge to accomplish the NextGen vision.Contents: Overview * Introduction * Economic Impact of Civil Aviation Highlights * Current Outlook * Impact of the Recession on U.S. Airlines, Coping Strategies and Future Outlook * National Impact of

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Invisible Hands: Narratives of Human Rights in the Global Economy

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The men and women in “Invisible Hands” reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. These narrators — including phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment workers in Bangladesh, and farmers around the world — reveal the secret history of the things we buy, including lives and communities devastated by low wages, environmental degradation, and political repression. Sweeping in scope and rich in detail, these stories capture the interconnectivity of all people struggling to support themselves and their families. Narrators include Kalpona, a leading Bangladeshi labor organizer who led her first strike at 15; Han, who, as a teenager, began assembling circuit boards for an international electronics company based in Seoul; Albert, a copper miner in Zambia who, during a wage protest, was shot by representatives of the Chinese-owned mining company that he worked for; and Sanjay, who grew up in the shadow of the Bhopal chemical disaster, one of the worst industrial accidents in history.

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Getting Married Could Boost The Economy, Says Gallup Poll

Want to do your part to help America’s economy? Get married.

A recent Gallup poll says that married Americans spend more money than their single counterparts, which means if more people got hitched, the economy could benefit as a result.

According to the poll — based on telephone interviews with over 135,000 Americans aged 18 and older — married Americans reported spending $ 102 on average per day. That number dropped to $ 98 for those in domestic partnerships, $ 74 for divorcees, $ 67 per day for single and never married people and $ 62 for widows and widowers.

In the report, Gallup attributed married couples’ spending habits to the fact that they tend to have higher incomes.

Jay Zagorsky, a research scientist at Ohio State University who has studied wealth trends by marital status, told Today.com earlier this year that married couples had about four times the wealth of those who had never tied the knot. And the same story cited U.S. Census data that found that, “In 2010 the median net worth for a married couple between the ages of 55 and 64 was $ 261,405. That compares to $ 71,428 for a man heading a household, and $ 39,043 for a woman heading a household.”

Click through the slideshow below for more interesting findings about marriage.


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