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Brian G. Dowling

Free exchange - The alternatives to privatisation and nationalisation | Finance and eco... - 0 views

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    Economic historians long reckoned that enclosure, though unjust and brutal, spurred progress and laid the groundwork for industrialisation. Large tracts could be farmed more productively, freeing labourers to work in urban factories while also providing food to support them. "The break-up of the peasantry was the price England paid…to feed her growing population," wrote Peter Mathias, an economic historian, in 1983. The Industrial Revolution seemed to bury the concept of the commons for good.
Brian G. Dowling

Ostrom Workshop: Indiana University Bloomington - 1 views

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    The Ostrom Workshop will serve as a campus asset for all social scientists and help the social sciences play a more prominent role in the future of Indiana University (see introductory video below).
Brian G. Dowling

Heckman | Heckman - 0 views

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    Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman's work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of human potential.
Brian G. Dowling

Five evils: Multidimensional poverty and race in America | Brookings Institution - 0 views

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    Poverty is about a lack of money, but it's not only about that. As a lived experience, poverty is also characterized by ill health, insecurity, discomfort, isolation, and more. To put it another way: Poverty is multidimensional, and its dimensions often cluster together to intensify the negative effects of being poor.
Brian G. Dowling

Institute for Applied Economics - Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation - 0 views

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    The Institute for Applied Economics at LAEDC performs objective research for a wide range of clients, detailing economic impact of development, business operations, and regulation, as well as providing intelligence about specific industry clusters, labor force, and workforce development issues.  The Institute's reports provide decision makers with critical information from which to make informed decisions.  In addition to providing on-demand research per client requirements, the Institute also provides foundational research to ensure LAEDC's combined programs for economic development are on target, ranging from our collaboration with workforce investment boards to major initiatives such as the L.A. County Strategic Plan for Economic Development.
Brian G. Dowling

Stupid Is as Stupid Does: A Renaissance in Perspective « Barberbiz - 0 views

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    If you read the headlines, listen to the pundits and the president, you would think that we are about to enter into a manufacturing renaissance in this country. Suddenly, it has dawned on many companies that this country might actually be a pretty good place to make things after all.
Brian G. Dowling

YourEconomy.org - explore economic activity in your community - 0 views

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    The Edward Lowe Foundation has developed an interactive resource center that allows users to explore economic activity in their own regions-and across the country. YourEconomy.org (YE) provides detailed information about the performance of businesses from a national to a local perspective by following individual establishments who have a DUNS number. Of particular significance, YE depicts a dynamic journey of how business communities are evolving through time as opposed to traditional research and data sources that focus on a static moment.
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