Tag: economics

Jun 18

Economics 101

The other day I was shown a semi-viral youtube video that you may have heard of: Quantitative Easing Explained.  Now, I don’t know that much about quantitative easing, or the Fed, or Goldman Sachs, so I really cannot say anything about those aspects of the film, but I can say that much of the basic …

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May 28

What Do You Know About Capitalism?

If I asked you to define “capitalism” I’m sure you could come up with some sort of adequate description no matter your knowledge of economics; it is, after all, the American system.  It may surprise many of you to learn, however, that “capitalism” is far from easy to define, as there are a large number …

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Mar 09

Rural women: the road towards sustainable development

For the last two weeks the United Nations held the 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The CSW is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to women’s rights and gender equality. This commission meets annually for 10 working days. The principal outcomes of the commission are the agreed conclusion between member (45 …

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