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Now I myself don't consider "social sciences" as a type of science... but do you think it's useful or not? I don't...
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Hi, For a perfectly competitive firm, the demand curve is horizontal, and yet how do you have a downward sloping...
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Why did ancient peoples migrate to (and stay in) inhospitable regions in Europe? Why live somewhere that is cold and...
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Why an increase in the volume of output cause interest rate to rise? Any one can explain thoroughly?
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Hi, I would like to ask about how the exchange rates are determined. I understood the concept of supply and demand,...
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How Twitter shapes public opinion http://phys.org/news/2014-03-twitter-opinion.html This is a big problem with...
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Interesting thoughts. Certainly the sample size is far too small, but maybe there is something to take away from this...
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is What it Means to be a Libertarian by Charles Murray. When I saw the book in the library and the author's name, I...
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We have given a symbol for every sound that we can produce. Are there more sounds? There is a possibility that there...
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How can price elasticity of demand for some data help in determining a decision making process in a future pricing...
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Hi everyone! I am writing a paper in development/experimental economics concerning how household bargaining power...
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Hello everyone, I see that economists define a formula to calculate how the tax is shared between consumers and...
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As all professors do, they try to show their subject is the best. I am studing Introduction to Humanities and the...
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Let A be the set of possible states of the world, or possible preferences a person could have. Let G(A) be the set of...
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I am looking for the opinion of an expert in economics on the Rolling Jubilee project. If you do not have any formal...
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... they were reared in a different environment, and if they would not, should we still punish them? Such as, some...
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The 20th century was a century of political strife struggles between political ideologies, like fascism, socialism and...
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It was suggested in Smolin's book "The trouble with physics" that stringy people may have succumb to a group condition...
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I have always interested in psychology and never properly studied psychology in my life. But over the years I have...
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How does the United States and other nations replace the currency they export, or spend to buy imported foreign goods?...
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People choose to smoke, regardless of the social stigma about smoking, so why do people use the social stigma argument...
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This is a philosophical question. Try to answer the best you can. After I'll share my thoughts. Perhaps this thread...
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http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/02/21/1118373109.full.pdf
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A big government (characterized by a significant spending as % of GDP, like the European governments, US, Canada,...
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I would like to know which strategies survive iterative deletion of strictly dominated strategies D E F A 0, 1 0,...
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(I am going to attempt a 2nd, little thread before I finish my earlier thread. I want to see if I can practice using...
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What is the evolutionary explanation for altruism to unrelated persons when social recognition is not expected? ...
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The most recent world population doubling has occurred in about 40 years. Suppose that the next doubling also occurs...
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Do we really know what cruel and unusual actually is? I don't think so. Assume for a moment that if we took a...
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http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/09/20/1308825110 War, space, and the evolution of Old World complex societies...
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A bank's basic function is to "borrow short and lend long". In other words, it borrows money from depositors over the...
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Fanelli D (2010) “Positive” Results Increase Down the Hierarchy of the Sciences. PLoS ONE 5(4): e10068....
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I want to find a book about economics (especially that focus on economic growth) that is objective as possible. I...
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Please watch from 0:00 to 1:23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZED4gITL28 Goal: Complete a short essay on my...
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I have couple of questions regarding human speech 1) Whatever sound we make, there is always sound of a vowel. Why is...
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Hi. Let me preface this by saying that I know nothing about economics. However, I learned a little bit about the...
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Can you really do two things at once or is it an illusion? There have been many contradictory opinions on this...
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