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By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 20,2014
One puzzle of the world economy is that for 200 years, the world’s rich countries grew faster than poorer countries, a process aptly described by Lant Pritchett as “Divergence, Big Time”. When Adam Smith wrote “The Wealth of Nations” in 1776, per ca
By Ricardo Hausmann - Aug 04,2014
Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds. Rich countries export — often to those same poor countries — more complex products such as chocolate, cars and jewels.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Jul 13,2014
Stories are most believable when they reaffirm our prior beliefs and assumptions.
By Ricardo Hausmann - May 04,2014
There is nothing better than fuzzy language to wreak havoc — or facilitate consensus. Ludwig Wittgenstein argued that philosophical puzzles are really just a consequence of the misuse of language.
By Ricardo Hausmann - Mar 16,2014
Fish do not know they are in water. They take it for granted.

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