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Why Do Some Countries Have It So Bad?

Open a newspaper today and you’ll be bombarded with a panoply of terrible news. Ebola is ravaging West Africa, with a projected 10,000 new cases per week and the possibility for 1.4 million people infected in Sierra Leone and Liberia…

Did the Poor Cause the Financial Crisis?

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“There are two things that matter in politics. The first is money. I can’t remember the second.” – Mark Hanna In December, a group calling itself the Republican Commissioners on the Financial Crisis Inquiry released a report titled the “Financial…