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By Dr. Hassan M. Shirvani The importance of economic education in fostering higher levels of social welfare and political stability is widely acknowledged.  However, judging by the poor quality of most public economic debates, the level of economic literacy, even in major industrial countries, seems to be still awfully low.  This is particularly evidenced by the increasing tendency of many debaters to refute the views of their opponents, not…

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My Negotiation Experience in Macedonia” by Dr. Habib Chamoun-Nicolas Alexander the Great: Macedonia and the Phoenicians It is known that Alexander the Great of Macedonia experienced great challenges when attempting to conquer Tyre, the great trade city of Phoenicia. The Phoenicians were known to be a pacifist culture and people, however, if they were attacked,…

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This story begins in 1916, when businessman William Boeing wanted a plane to fly him from place to place among his business interests, but a satisfactory model was not available. So Boeing decided to produce his own. Over the next century, this effort evolved into the greatest airliner manufacturer of all time, the Boeing Company.

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By Dr. Beverly Barrett –This spring, within two weeks, the United Kingdom has requested two extensions to determine the country’s way forward in relationship to the European Union (EU), regarding “Brexit.”  Since the British popular referendum nearly three years ago, these extended deliberations remind that trade is politically charged and important given the trade rules…

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By Dr. Hassan Shirvani—Business schools have been widely criticized for causing the recent financial crisis by teaching deeply flawed financial models and by failing to instill in their students an adequate appreciation of socially responsible behavior.  As a result, many of their graduates, armed with their defective financial models and lacking in ethical standards, are accused…

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By Dr. Hassan Shirvani—As you might have heard, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Richard Thaler for his pioneering work in the field of behavioral economics, a school of thought dedicated to the application of psychology to economics.  The main point of this school is that humans are subject to too many…

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By: Gavin Brown & Sajjad Meghani–Houston recently suffered from the onslaught of Harvey, a once-in-a-thousand-years flood which devastated large parts of the city. Given the dire situation in Houston and seeing an opportunity for profiteering, some individuals were quick to make money by taking advantage of those who had been adversely affected by this horrific…

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By Dr. Hassan Shirvani–Advertising is an important feature of our daily economic life.  As we watch TV, listen to radio, read newspapers and magazines, and use social media, we are constantly bombarded with advertisements.  For this “privilege,” we are asked to pay some $325 billion per year, roughly 2 percent of our annual national income.  Given this heavy demand of advertising on our…

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