Well, sorry to any who have been logging on to this IB Economics blog lately as it was a waste of time... No posts for a bit over a year...
Reason? I was (very) busy writing the two OUP books: The new Skills and Practice as well as the 2nd edition of the Study Guide.
They're out (and doing well - thanks!) so I've decided to start posting again anything that seems interesting and worth reading to IB (and not only) economics students.
This is an article on the IMF from The New Republic which describes the about face at the IMF concering its stance on fiscal issues. Interesting as it describes a bit of history and it is quite relevant to what is going on in the world now.
Here it is: How the IMF Got Its Keynesian Groove Back
At the IB teachers dedicated forum a great colleague (Russ Steponic
of the Bahrain School in Manama, Bahrain) started a while ago a forum with recent articles/ links that are of interest. I will re-post some that I find particularly useful to you guys.
Here is one that's great on how San Fransisco is dealing with parking (that Russel posted a few days ago):
A Meter So Expensive, It Creates Parking Spots
Common pool (access) resources are in the new syllabus and this artcle is good to show the issues involved:
In Mackerel's Plunder, Hints of Epic Fish Collapse
This one is on pollution in the oceans and it is scary to read:
The world's rubbish dump: a tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan
That's all for now!