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The Real Driver Behind Curbing Population Growth

The solution isn't minimizing poverty or supplying more contraceptives.
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A Nation Built on Debt

What is debt and where did it come from?
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Are Regulations Killing the Small Community Bank in America?

Will regulations aimed at large, investment-oriented banks kill the "It’s a Wonderful Life" promise of the American community bank?
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What Early Economists Thought About Sex

We take a look at how sex was viewed by early economists, from Sir William Petty to Adam Smith to Jeremy Bentham.
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Introducing “Treasury Notes”

Treasury Notes, a new JSTOR Daily column, will discuss money in its historical context.
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America: A Welfare Nation

We think of welfare as social security for the economically vulnerable. Maybe it's time we rightfully enlarge what we mean by the term.
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Consumerism: An Economic Critique

Consumerism, a hallmark of American life, may not be as beneficial as we all think.
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Divestment: the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers’ Movement

Polaroid employees spearheaded an anti-apartheid divestment campaign against their own employer over their company's business in South Africa in the 1970s.
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Greece in Crisis: Foucault and The Nuance of Power

Without a more nuanced understanding of the power dynamics at play, economic coercion will fail to bring Greece back into the European fold.

The Divisive Euro

In 1997, an economist looked at divided opinions about the Euro years before the currency was introduced.