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Discussions Discussion Carbon Footprint and Economic Crisis
Kate M, Feb. 10, 2014

From my understanding of economics, there seems to be a complex relationship between affluence and carbon emissions. Generally speaking, those with more money can afford certain luxuries, perhaps above all air travel, greatly contributing to their carbon footprint. At the same time, however, those in the upper-middle and upper classes have certain opportunities to reduce their emissions in ways that those living close to or below the poverty line do not. Those who lack economic security are often forced to eat foods that contribute the most emissions because fast food is dominated by meat products and organic food products are generally too expensive. At the same time, however, those living in extreme poverty in more rural areas, especially agricultural communities, have some of the lowest footprints because meat production without subsidies and economies of scale is really expensive. Those in the upper class can also afford to install green appliances and buy more expensive cars with higher fuel efficiency.

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Discussions Discussion Science - Neurology
Tom Gary, March 8, 2012

Paul Zak is a pioneer in this nascent field of neuroeconomics. In a recent paper published in the journal PLoS One, he examined genes that may predict success among traders on Wall Street. His forthcoming book, “The Moral Molecule,” will explore how a chemical in the brain called oxytocin compels cooperation in society.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-sci-neuroeconomics-paul-zak-20120303,0,7714923.story

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gmuOW6qGbx4
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Discussions Discussion International Political Economy
Liliana Galvis, Jan. 30, 2012

My name is Liliana Galvis and currently I work as a research assistant at my home university. I’m eager to learn about economic model (regional or individual) in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Do you have any information on the matter?

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Discussions Discussion Economics Lectures
Anita Singh, Oct. 17, 2011

The economics of a cupcake factory. A video by Khan Academy. This was very helpful for me when I was trying to explain some basic points of economics to my children.

http://youtu.be/XDIBJyNnLOU
Anita Singh
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