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By Ricardo Hausmann - Mar 07,2018
CAMBRIDGE — Much in life looks obvious after the fact.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Nov 09,2017
Why do people vote if doing so is costly and highly unlikely to affect the outcome?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 02,2017
In a hastily organised plebiscite on July 16, held under the auspices of the opposition-controlled national assembly to reject President Nicolás Maduro’s call for a national constituent assembly, more than 720,000 Venezuelans voted abroad.
By Ricardo Hausmann - May 29,2017
Investing often creates moral dilemmas over goals: Should we aim to do well or to do good? Is it appropriate to invest in tobacco companies?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Mar 02,2017
In the summer of 2015, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper looked set to win his fourth consecutive election, scheduled for that October.Instead, his Conservative Party won just 99 of the House of Commons’ 338 seats.The party did not win a single constituency in Toronto
By Ricardo Hausmann - Dec 03,2016
Presidential inaugurations and commencement ceremonies are usually very emotional events.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Sep 26,2016
When we hear of a catastrophe that has befallen a friend, we feel both empathy and a sense of vertigo. We wonder whether it could happen to us: Is this catastrophe the result of some peculiar characteristic that we fortunately do not share?
By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 28,2016
Donald Trump does not like Latin Americans and advocates building a wall to separate them from the United States.As usual with such snubs, Latin Americans tend to reciprocate the sentiment, as do Muslims and others who feel affronted by the Republican Party’s presidential nominee
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jul 03,2016
Of the 24 teams that qualified for this year’s UEFA European Cup football tournament, only one came from Germany.Three came from the United Kingdom: England, Wales and Northern Ireland. That seems rather odd.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jun 01,2016
Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, it has been common to chastise economists for not having predicted the disaster, for having offered the wrong prescriptions to prevent it, or for having failed to fix it after it happened.The call for new economic thinking has been persistent



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