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Introduction to the Sharing Economy

The concept of a sharing economy is engraved in our human instinct. Cooperative structures that include sharing, individual choices, gifting and swapping are a basic part of any community. However, to adopt the sharing economy as a business structure is relatively new. The term “sharing economy” has only recently come about in the mid-2000s. It…
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The 25 Best Economics Podcasts Of 2016

Podcasts are going through a renaissance and becoming massively popular again. Economics podcasts are no exception. As a follow up to the successful Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2016, here are The 25 Best Economics Podcasts of 2016. These podcasts are some of the best podcasts you can listen to online.Note: The podcasts are listed in no…
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Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2016

Update (06/06/2017): The Top 100 Economics Blogs Of 2017 is now live. If you’re looking for practical, insightful and educational economics blogs, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the 100 best economics blogs online, listed in no particular order. Today, as you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality economics blogs on the web. But we…
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Why Venezuelans Use Amazon Gift Cards To Save Money

Through a coincidence, I stumbled across a black market that could only exist in the Internet Age (not Silk Road). On a Reddit subreddit, I discovered Venezuelan redditors trading Amazon and Walmart gift cards for U.S. Dollars. This was very surprising given that Amazon and Walmart don't operate in Venezuela.Venezuela's Unofficial Currency:…
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Where Can You Find The Cheapest iPad?

A year ago I wrote an article that compared iPod prices around the world to figure out, with currency fluctuations and inflation is taken into account, where you could find the cheapest iPod. So this year, I'm going to figure out where you can find the cheapest iPad (the WiFi 16Gb) calculating the Real Exchange Rate.A few assumptions that…
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English Premier League – Footballer’s Wages

In a follow-up to "The Cost of Success: English Premier League," where we saw that to a certain extent, that spending has brought clubs more success (i.e., higher positions in the league table), but spending more money on transfers didn't necessarily reflect all the causes for success.Rules We can use the wages paid to all players over five…
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