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Read this: Nobels confound, Piketty returns, inequality impacts parenting

By Chelsea Vail - October 16, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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Piketty on inequality: 34 economists who aren't convinced (and one who is)

By Robin Mordfin - October 15, 2014
This week, the IGM Forum economists were asked if Piketty is correct (and their answers have jumpstarted the debate).

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Peter Thiel on entrepreneurship: Three contrarian ideas for going from 'zero to one'

By Chelsea Vail - October 15, 2014
Peter Thiel, the entrepreneur and venture capitalist, spoke to a sold-out crowd at Chicago Booth on Wednesday about how to find success as an entrepreneur.

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Read this: Groups think, policies fail, leveraged loans rebound

By Chelsea Vail - October 09, 2014
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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How political rallies impact economic gains

By Alina Dizik - October 08, 2014
Social networks aren’t only vehicles for ad campaigns and Buzzfeed lists—they can have a measureable impact on an already unsteady business climate in developing nations.

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Share your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video!

By Chelsea Vail - October 06, 2014
When Chicago Booth students arrived on campus this fall, their first order of business was to respond to a challenge issued by MIT Sloan—the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, that is.

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Read this: Regulators play favorites, inequality vexes, jobs open

By Chelsea Vail - October 02, 2014
The Capital Ideas blog brings you research, analysis, and commentary from Chicago Booth and beyond. This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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The economics of Uber are very persuasive

By Robin Mordfin - September 30, 2014
Uber, and similar services such as Lyft, are changing the transportation landscape and the experts of the IGM Forum clearly believe that is a good thing.

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The bottom line on government budgets

By Chelsea Vail - September 25, 2014
It's the last full week in the Federal government's fiscal year, and for many agencies that means a last-minute dash to use funds before they're lost to accounting rules.

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Read this: Missions creep, correlations mislead, Americans underestimate

By Chelsea Vail - September 25, 2014
The Capital Ideas blog brings you research, analysis, and commentary from Chicago Booth and beyond. This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere. Go on, read this.

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