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  • 17 April 2012

Growing an Economy by Growing Weed

This article says the legalization of cannabis in Rasquera, a municipality of about 900 and less than 100 miles from Barcelona could bring much needed revenue to government coffers. Scientific American

 

Europe's Periphery: A Postmodern Version Of Britain In The 1930s?

"Just like Britain before 1929, Europe's Periphery was being secretly buffeted by a slow-burning recession well before 2008. Labouring under an overvalued currency, their industries were being depleted in exchange for phoney growth" Yanis Varoufakis

 

The Ten Pillars of Economic Wisdom

Here's a few of them: Creating jobs is not the same as creating wealth, the only way to increase a nation's real income is to increase its real output and my favourite: "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." Library of Economics and Liberty

 

How We Pay Taxes: 11 Charts

Eight questions you've always wanted to ask about U.S. taxes, answered with pictures! The Atlantic

 

Christine Lagarde: Emerging Market Nations Will Get More Power in the IMF

An exclusive interview with the 9th most powerful woman in the world and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) TIME

 

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