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Universal Schooling in Developing Countries

There are no examples of countries with generally low levels of educational achievement that are also high-income nations; conversely, there are many examples of countries where the level of educational achievement first increased substantially and then was followed by economic growth.

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Some Economics of Supply Chains

Here’s an example of a global supply chain, which is all the more powerful for its ordinariness.

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US Suicide Rates Rising

Overall US life expectancy is rising, but US suicide rates are also rising.

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The Digital Currency Ecosystem and Blockchain

Here’s one intuitive way to think about how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin work:

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The Economics of Daylight Savings Time

Daylight saving time (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later time. 

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IMF Studies Prove Its Board Recommendations Are Wrong

The latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) global economic outlook has just been published and, like all of them, it has many interesting aspects.

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Are US Fertility Rates Starting to Decline?

In the big-picture long-run sense, US fertility rates haven’t changed much in recent decades.

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