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Poverty Wrecks the Mind, Not Just the Wallet

Research conducted over the last two decades lends powerful credence to the claim that chronic poverty cripples an individual’s ability to make sound financial choices, with each decision exacting a “psychic cost” that diminishes the mental fortitude needed to make subsequent tough choices. (more)

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 READ MORE

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Glen Newey on Amartya Sen’s ‘The Idea of Justice’

Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives?

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE

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