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Polish Supermarkets

It’s widely known that grocery stores use various tactics to get people to spend more money. Narrow aisles slow things down, impulse buys are clustered near the checkout lines and the most commonly purchased goods, like milk and other dairy … Continue reading

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Warsaw in 1947

War sucks for many reasons. One of those reasons is that it takes stuff and turns it into not-stuff. This collection of pictures gives some idea of what Warsaw looked like in 1947 and how surreal living in the city … Continue reading

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Lichen on Buildings

Imagine an urbanscape infused with lichen. An artist in NYC is doing just this. She’s taking environmentally-conscious urban gardening, usually reserved for rooftops, and applying it vertically. Creative examples of biomimicry are all over the fields of architecture and design. … Continue reading

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The Decline of Tourism in the US

Anyone who’s ever traveled to the US knows that entering the country can be a tedious and humiliating task. Fence or no fence, there are many obstacles to entering the country. Even as a duel jus soli and jus sanguinis … Continue reading

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All the Bulls are in Poland

Throughout the great recession Poland has remained one of Europe’s few bright spots. It hasn’t gone into recession, commercial real-estate is booming and the retail sector continues to grow despite both a relatively high marginal savings rate (which to be … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Support Increased Immigration

There are two basic effects of immigration that can be measured, however inadequately, to determine immigration’s economic impact on a country: immigration surplus and net fiscal transfer. Immigration surplus tries to count the ways immigrants contribute to the economy – … Continue reading

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Should Governments Invest In Early Childhood Development?

One of the sadder consequences, among many, of reduced government spending in America is the effect it has on children. Cutbacks on government spending generally mean less money for early-childhood development programs, home-nursing programs and other such programs that assist … Continue reading

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