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The Right Price of Education

Socrates believed that education, paideia, is the process that enables individuals to become virtuous; he thought of knowledge as a process of self-discovery and imagined educators as guides during this long and harsh path. Socrates firmly claimed that education had no price and argued against sophists like Anaxagoras for charging …

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EconomicsFront PageScience

The Last Mile Problem

You might be wondering what is the last mile problem? Summer is coming and I bet you are all stressing out! The bikini challenge is knocking on our doors and this means just one thing: diet. The problem when you start a diet is the last mile . It is …

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Marshmallow
EconomicsFront Page

Marshmallow and savings

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Stanford researchers conducted the famous “Marshmallow Experiment”, a series of studies on delayed gratification. In the tests, a child was given a choice between a marshmallow that he or she could have immediately, or two marshmallows if the child was willing to wait …

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Women
EconomicsFront PagePoliticsWorld

Women in Japan and Growth

The weak status of women in the Japanese professional environment has changed minimally throughout the past decades and the country’s economy is suffering from their absence. Le level of higher education in Japan is amongst the highest in the world, according to the OECD, but when women leave university their …

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Gorilla
EconomicsFront PageScience

The Invisible Gorilla Effect

The invisible gorilla effect. The characters of this story, System 1 and System 2 are the two ways that our brains form thoughts. System 1: fast, intuitive, subconscious. It allows us to know that if the traffic light is red we have to stop. System 2: slow, rational, conscious. It …

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Europe
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Europe: Lost in transformation?

In February 2014 at the London Economic Symposium, an international economics and politics conference organized by students, professor Simon Anholt held an insightful talk regarding “Europe: Lost in transformation?” . Yes, youth unemployment rate in Greece hit 59% in 2013. Yes, in my beloved country, Italy, the debt to GDP reached 132% …

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