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Category Archives: Economics & Business

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Euro-rage: anti-austerity riots against the ECB

Last week, during the opening of its new 1.3 billion euros headquarters building in Frankfurt, violent protests broke out outside the offices of the European Central Bank (ECB). Hundreds of protestors were detained, after police cars were set on fire and windows were shattered. The demonstration, which was organized by the anti-capitalist movement “Blockupy”, was aimed at the so-called “troika”, consisting of the ECB, the IMF and the European Commission. It is responsible for imposing and monitoring the austerity program that should solve the Greek government debt crisis. 

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Recognise before it’s too late!

In life you have certain expectations of the people around you and so the people you work with. Cooperation, law-abiding, honesty, loyalty to the company and loyalty in general are some characteristics you may expect from your co-workers. Of course envy, competition, egoism and even bullying may occur. Although sometimes these traits can cause severe problems, to some extent they can be dealt with. But when you are involved with a psychopath, it is a whole different story!

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‘What will future jobs look like?’

Future technological improvements will have a big impact on our societies and the economic models we use to distribute our wealth. For instance, which effects will the further use of robots in the production process mean in the lower end of the labor market? How will we distribute the further abundance due to further automation?

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How to get the cheapest airfare tickets?

A serious price increase of airfare tickets is shown during the holidays in December, says Alexandra Talty in Forbes magazine. This is not surprising, but paying 40% more for a ticket for flying to your family for Christmas than when you would go two weeks earlier is quite a lot. The reasoning behind the higher prices seems logical to us: people have to be at a certain place at a certain date and time and therefore are willing to pay more.