Rethinking Crime and Inequality

In July 2011, the Guardian newspaper reported that in India, “… as the country’s economy booms and millions make the leap from poverty to the ranks of the new middle class, there has been a corresponding surge in kidnapping for ransom as those who feel left behind seek a share of the spoils.  In May, India’s National Human Rights Commission estimated that 60,000 children go missing nationwide every year; fewer than a third are found….

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The Hidden Risks of Inflation

Guest article written for AllAboutAlpha.com – the official publication of the  Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association originally posted at: http://allaboutalpha.com/blog/2011/07/21/alpha-hunter-john-brynjolfsson-the-hidden-risks-of-inflation/ Inflation (the general rise of prices of goods and services in an economy or conversely, the erosion of purchasing power of money) is not a new phenomenon.  Even when governments used gold as units of currency– they often melted coins down to mix them with other metals (diluting the gold content, increasing money supply,…

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