Monthly Archives: March 2011

Four Tidbits About the U.S. Economic Recovery

The Great Recession that began in late 2007 in the United States officially ended in June 2009, but anybody can plainly see that we are still miles from a full recovery. The February unemployment rate of 8.9 percent is considered … Continue reading

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After the Smoke Clears: Rebuilding North Africa and the Middle East

In the last month it’s been impossible to not get swept up in the euphoria of the Jasmine Revolution and the liberation of Egypt and Tunisia. With the situation taking a grim turn in neighboring Libya and in Yemen, however, … Continue reading

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Is Sweden Perfection?

Inspired by the Spirit Level two students decide to visit Sweden to explore, through an adventurous trip, the reasons why Sweden is less unequal than England and what the other countries might learn from the ideal-type of the Nordic welfare. … Continue reading

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