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The country had 741 infections in 2009, but not a single one in 2012 or 2013.

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  • Jan 13, 2014
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Haven't given to charity yet this season? Don't worry - here's everything you need to know to make your gift count.

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  • Dec 26, 2013
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Before the government taxes people and/or sends them money, inequality in Sweden is as high as it is in the U.S. Then everything changes.

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  • Dec 5, 2013
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You've got to admit, it's getting better. It's getting better, all the time.

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  • Sep 18, 2013
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Some argue that the U.S. will damage its reputation if it backs down on Syria. The academic evidence doesn't really bear that out.

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  • Sep 12, 2013
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Beware of economists yielding regressions, but the latest work on the effects of austerity should make you stand up and take notice.

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  • Sep 9, 2013
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It's not the most airtight of arguments, but it's worth noting that it's totally possible to (a) not have a statutory limit on government debt and (b) not be engulfed in flames.

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  • Aug 30, 2013
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For the first time, we know where the $52.6 billion we spend on intelligence operations goes. Here's the rundown.

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  • Aug 29, 2013
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As the U.S. prepares to intervene against another Middle Eastern leader, here are the very basics of the conflict to date.

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  • Aug 29, 2013
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The poorest Argentinians and Indians are actually poor. The poorest Americans are solidly middle-class, from a global perspective.

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  • Aug 15, 2013
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If you plot the country's unemployment rates against its inflation rates, the result looks an awful lot like…JAPAN!

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  • Aug 10, 2013
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The University of Chicago economist will be India's Ben Bernanke, but the two men's challenges could not be more different.

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  • Aug 7, 2013
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Research suggests that efforts to fortify embassies in the wake of threats sometimes achieve the opposite effect.

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  • Aug 5, 2013
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Constitutional monarchies are as successful, if not more so, than republics. Plus they have awesome rituals and jewels and stuff. What's not to like?

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  • Jul 23, 2013
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Once, being the British royal family head was a boss position. Now it just means powerlessly overseeing decline.

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  • Jul 22, 2013
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Here are a few things he should consider before he picks from Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

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  • Jul 10, 2013
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Canada's Senate is embroiled in scandal. Will they adopt our model instead?

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  • Jul 9, 2013
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Britain has had sluggish growth, but an all right labor market. The secret? Paying workers a lot less.

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  • Jun 16, 2013
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Margaret Thatcher fundamentally changed how the government of Britain worked, and influenced everyone from Ronald Reagan to Brian Mulroney in the process.

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  • Apr 8, 2013
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On most issues, the new pope is a social conservative, and he is no liberation theologian. But the Catholic Church in Argentina, of which he was a leader, hates austerity.

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  • Mar 13, 2013
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