28th October 2011
Many cite Adam Smith as being the pioneer of economics but Robert Frank disagrees. "In 100 years' time, if we polled a majority of professional economists, they'll say [most of them] that Charles Darwin was the founder of our discipline." Zocalo Public Square
A new Congressional Budget Office analysis supports the idea that income inequality has grown considerably over the past few decades. However Paul Solman argues that wealth inequality acts as a driving force for innovation. PBS
CBS News business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis visits the "empty city" of Dantu, 150 miles northwest of Shanghai – an example of why analysts are concerned about a possible real estate crisis. CBS News
The Chancellor is pleased at the progress made on a new bailout package at a crisis summit of European leaders in Brussels but warns that "blank spaces" in the deal must be filled in quickly. Telegraph
In the first segment of "Football Freakonomics" on the NFL Network, co-author of Freakonomics Stephen Dubner examines the phenomenon of momentum and whether we can actually prove its existence in football games. NFL
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