Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories - NYTimes.com
"“The best predictor of belief in a conspiracy theory is belief in other conspiracy theories,” says Viren Swami, a psychology professor who studies conspiracy belief at the University of Westminster in England. Psychologists say that’s because a conspiracy theory isn’t so much a response to a single event as it is an expression of an overarching worldview."
IMF Sounds Warning on U.K. Austerity - WSJ.com
"The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday urged the U.K. government to ease back on its austerity program to avoid inflicting long-term damage on the nation's growth prospects.Launched in 2010, the austerity program is the government's cornerstone policy, and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has already indicated t...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.