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Documentary Of The Week: Rewriting The Rules Of The Market Economy

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Written by John Lounsbury

Columbia University professor and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz gave a lecture earlier this year (2016) at the University of London. His topic was largely focused on increasing wealth and income inequality.

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What We Read Today 24 August 2016

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Should You Buy Or Rent Your Home?

Written by John O'Donnell, Online Trading Academy

Chart of the Week 19 August 2016

Buying vs. leasing your home and what choices those entering their retirement years have if they are in need of lower housing costs. This week's chart looks at the exponential growth curve of housing rents over the past several decades.

Buying vs. renting your home is discussed in video after the Read more >> jump.

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Infographic Of The Day: Business Women Who Broke The Mould

The barriers to progress for women in the workforce are evident. How organisations deal with these barriers in the future will determine how our societies progress.

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Video of the Day:

Econintersect contributor Frank Li is much more than an author - but also a certified Bronze-level dancer (Ballroom and Latin). The video today shows his style.


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Not The Best Time In History To Invest In Real Estate - Part 1

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

According to Jeff Reeves at Marketwatch, this is the best time in history to invest in real estate. Having spent half my professional life in the real estate and real estate finance businesses, let's just say I was 'curious' as to how he reached that conclusion. So I wiped the chocolate milk off my face that I had just spit up through my nose, took a deep breath, and dove in.

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July 2016 Existing Home Sales Not Good

Written by Steven Hansen

The headlines for existing home sales say "Slowed by frustratingly low inventory levels in many parts of the country, existing-home sales lost momentum in July and decreased year-over-year for the first time since November 2015". Our analysis of the unadjusted data is much worse than the headlines.

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