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A European Lost Decade?

Europe's current economic predicament sounds a lot like Japan’s in the 1990s, which culminated in a “lost decade” of stagnant growth and deflation from which the country is still working to recover. How can Europe avoid a similar fate?

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675 – Countries that Look Like Other Countries | Big Think

History and geography conspire to produce political boundaries at random. Each international border is the answer to a question that is contingent to a certain place and time, and irrelevant anywhere (and anywhen) else. Yet out of the chaos of chance comes the order of reality. For even though ...

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The Middle East’s Three Timelines

Three distinct timelines are shaping developments in the Middle East: the short -term timeline of daily struggles and politics; the medium-term timeline of geopolitical shifts; and the long-term timeline of sociocultural transformation. Understanding each is essential to craft an effective strategy in the region.

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Too Many Tweets

Westminster Public Affairs have done their annual Twitter tot up. When they're not on holiday, the 461 MPs online sent a total of 718,431 tweets in the last year. "Over this twelve-month period MPs...

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Innovation Within Reach

The concept of “frugal innovation” presents the challenge of designing products specifically to meet the needs of the world’s poorest people.

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Brickbat: Hair Today

For the past three year, Hayleigh Black, 16, has dyed her hair red. But this year, officials with the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, school system decided there

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