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  • Why Do Wealthy Parents Have Wealthy Children?

    Strong intergenerational associations in wealth have fueled a longstanding debate over why children of wealthy parents tend to be well off themselves. We investigate the role of family background in determining children’s wealth accumulation and investor behavior as adults.

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  • Applying insights from magic to improve deception in research: The Swiss cheese model

    Social psychologists, placebo scientists, and consumer researchers often require deception in their studies, yet they receive little training on how to deceive effectively.  The field of magic offers a potential solution; magicians have deceived audiences for millennia using a variety of robust techniques.

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  • Learn How to Play Chess Free Online: Tutorials for Beginners, Intermediate Players & Beyond

    The most desired Christmas gift of 2020? A chess set. For those who feel an urge to learn, or re-learn, to play the game, all the resources you need are online.

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  • Fareed Zakaria on US-China Relations and the Year in World Politics

    Delivering the 2020 Lowy Lecture, Dr Fareed Zakaria evaluates the turbulent year in world politics marked by the growing rivalry between the US and China, and the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 50 Years of Gaming History, by Revenue Stream (1970-2020)

    Every year it feels like the gaming industry sees the same stories—record sales, unfathomable market reach, and questions of how much higher the market can go. Interestingly, it’s important to break down shifting growth within the market.

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  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Economic Policy Review | Special Issue: China in the Global Economy

    The four articles focus on China: recent business cycle trends, China’s potential for high-income status, and how a Chinese growth slowdown may spillback on the United States.

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  • Inside Rome’s Secure Vault for Stolen Art

    Some of the art is real, some fake, but it’s all had a brush with the criminal underworld.

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  • Financial Stability Factors and the Severity of the Current Recession

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren’s remarks — part of the UBS European Virtual Conference 2020

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  • The unique world of North Korea’s kids TV

    North Korean children get 30 minutes of dedicated programming every day, but it’s all carefully crafted to suit the country’s defiant, military-first philosophy.  BBC Monitoring’s North Korea expert Alistair Coleman takes a look.

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  • How one man spent 600 days walking the Silk Road to see the Caucasus and Central Asia by foot

    In August 2018, anthropology graduate Daniele Ventola left Italy to embark on the biggest adventure of his life — a journey to China along the Silk Road — on foot.

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