"Love vs. economics on Valentine's Day" by Casey Lartigue Jr. (Korea Times)
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:10
Uh-oh! Valentine's Day 2012. What should you get for your sweetheart(s)? Jewelry, dinner, flowers, clothing, candy, and greeting cards are the usual suspects. What's not on the list?
Cash. Some economists say it is the most efficient gift to give. Think back: How many times have you smiled awkwardly when realizing you were receiving another tie, instead of the Madden NFL video game you would have bought with a cash gift? When giving her lingerie (again), do you add, "The gift receipt is there, you can return it if you don't like it."
Professor Randy E. Barnett teaches constitutional law and contracts at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. In this lecture from a 1997 meeting of the International Society for Individual Liberty he outlines arguments that would later become a core part of his book The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (2000).
CIPA and Unirule in the top think tanks 2011
Thursday, 02 February 2012 14:47
Cathay Institute for Public Affairs (China) ranks 27 in the top think tanks in Asia. Unirule Institute of Economics (China) is number 12 in top think tanks with annual operating budgets of less than 5 million USD. The think tank index is conducted by the think tanks and civil society program, the University of Pennsylvania.
The annual Global Go-To Think Tank Index ranks world’s leading think tanks with the help of a panel of over 1500 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions and policymakers.
IDEAS Ranked as the 13th Best New Think Tank in the World
Thursday, 02 February 2012 19:45
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) was ranked as the 13th best new think tank in the world by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Think Tanks Ranking, which was released at the United Nations, New York, on 18 January 2012.
This global study examined 6,545 think tanks from 182 countries around the world.
CCS AMONG THE TOP 50 WORLDWIDE THINK TANKS (NON -US) 2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings report ranks 6,545 think tanks from 182 countries
Thursday, 26 January 2012 12:33
Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania annually ranks think tanks around the world through an intensive 8 month long process through expert and peer institution feed back on the scope, performance and influence of global think tanks. This year, Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has featured in the list of top-50 global think tanks outside of the US. Ranked 34th, CCS is the only Indian think tank to make it to this list of top 50 non-US think tanks. In addition, it also features among the Top 30 think tanks in Asia from among 1198 nominated from the continent.