Sweetest Tax of Them All

Growing up, I always thought that the United States was the most obese country in the world. Whenever someone discussed obesity, not only would the US be mentioned, but it would always spark a comical figure of a very fat guy in a t-shirt with an American flag print. Well, maybe a bit too hypocritical
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The Econocracy

In political parlance and mainstream media alike, the economy is often presented as an entity in its own right. It ‘can speed up, slow down, improve, decline, crash or recover, but no matter what it does, it must remain at the center of political attention’ (Earle, Moran & Ward-Perkins 2016: 7). Like the demigods of
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The Infinite Goal of Growth

Why economic growth cannot continue forever

When checking my bank account, I was surprised by the interest I had received over the year of 2017. It was not much – as the interest rate has been set close to zero by the ECB to stimulate the economy – but it was at least something. If I do not withdraw any money
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Derailing NS Group Ticket

Last week, NS announced a significant change with regards to their policy with the newly-rebranded NS Group Ticket (Groepsretour in Dutch). It is going to affect all frequent domestic travellers: the ticket will be applicable to only one way trips and thus will be relatively more expensive if you take a round trip. Although this tightening
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Can a Cryptocurrency Save Venezuela?

As you might have already heard, Venezuela is going through some pretty hard times right now. The country has been facing a political, economic and humanitarian crisis since 2012, which only seems to be getting worse over time. Some of the problems that the Venezuelan citizens are facing include hyperinflation, civilian unrest, food, and medicine
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