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2012-03-07 20:20:07

Two Brazilian physicists have shown that wealth concentration invariably stems from a particular type of market exchange rules – where agents cannot receive more income than their own capital.

2011-09-20 12:34:15

Early on, Sweden was a country where poor children had a good chance of ending up financially stronger than their parents.

2011-08-23 21:19:39

Pretty much everybody thinks they're better than average.

2011-06-17 01:54:15

How researchers classify and quantify causes of death across a population has evolved in recent decades.

2011-06-14 01:13:44

Many economists and sociologists have warned of the social dangers of a wide gap between the richest and everyone else.

2011-02-23 12:31:13

According to a study by Silvia Stringhini and colleagues from INSERM, (U1018 Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health) and University College London, (Department of Epidemiology and Public Health), published in this week's PLoS Medicine, although socioeconomic status and health behaviors are strong predictors of mortality, there are major differences in the social patterning of unhealthy behaviors in different countries.

2011-02-07 15:10:56

Part of the answer lies in the unique economies of our larger cities, finds a study by Ronni Pavan of the University of Rochester and Nathaniel Baum-Snow of Brown University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
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