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Suicide in Guyana: a Parsonsian corrective to Durkheim’s theory of suicide

By means of a Guyana case study, this paper sets out to make the point that Durkheim’s theory of suicide requires a theoretical extension to be able to account for suicide in Guyana. Data on suicide in Guyana goes against … Continue reading

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The Renewed Relevance of the Caribbean Plantation School

The Renewed Relevance of the Caribbean Plantation School. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301882282_The_Renewed_Relevance_of_the_Caribbean_Plantation_School [accessed May 12, 2016].      

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Changing the Rules vs. Breaking the Rules: Corruption in Rich and Poor Countries

by Collin Constantine ABSTRACT The paper develops a theoretical framework to analyze the perception of corruption in rich and poor countries. In the latter, markets are informally organized and function primarily through the interaction of informal groups. When social interactions … Continue reading

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Is there Race to the Bottom in Barbados?

reprinted from http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/letters_to_editor/66975/race THERE HAVE BEEN SOME recent policy actions by the Barbadian Government which can only be interpreted as a race to the bottom.In endeavouring to make my point and for the benefit of the larger readership, I will … Continue reading

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Contrary to popular and academic belief, Adam Smith did not accept inequality as a necessary trade-off for a more prosperous economy

 SEE THE LINK BELOW:  http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/adam-smith-and-inequality/ 

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Social economy of ethnic voting

ethnic voting A Duane Edwards contribution

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On DSGE and the art of using absolutely ridiculous modeling assumptions

Originally posted on LARS P. SYLL:
Reading some of the comments — by Noah Smith, David Andolfatto and others — on my post Why Wall Street shorts economists and their DSGE models, I — as usual — get the feeling…

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