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Viva Avasthi
Founder of The Teen Economists. I'm a teen who's interested in economics, philosophy, maths, history and debating (among a load of other things).
Founder of The Teen Economists. I'm a teen who's interested in economics, philosophy, maths, history and debating (among a load of other things).
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An article relating some of the ideas of the great economists of the past to what the future might hold for our economic system.

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My essay was awarded joint third place by the Royal Economic Society for the Young Economist of the Year essay competition! See here: http://www.res.org.uk/view/essayEduTraining.html

"At present the key question haunting economists and leaders of the advanced economies is the one which this essay attempts to answer."

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You definitely ought to know about Masdar City, but you've probably never even heard of it! Find out what it is and how it tackles the pressing issues we face about the conflict between economic growth and environmental sustainability.

Article by Shivani Maru.

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I’m sure everyone has heard at least one negative quote from anti-homeschooling politicians or superintendents that belittles home education, claiming it “robs the system of resources” and results in “socially inferior citizens”.  But results are showing that not only is homeschooling saving the government large quantities of funds, but also resulting in a higher quality of education and return on investment, which in turn can significantly benefit economic growth.

By Brenna Fisher

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Economic theories are meant to represent patterns of the real market, but since we live in a complicated world, economists have to simplify the reality to fit economic models. They have included assumptions into their theories and the idea of rational economic man was one of the most popular ones. Its purpose was to describe the preferences and actions of humans, but to cut long story short, it didn’t do a good job. 

By Timur Almazov

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Find out what two of our authors have to say about whether the US government is doing a good job with its government spending. An article continuing the debate will be published on Thursday, so look out for it!

http://theteeneconomists.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/how-might-us-government-boost-economy.html

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http://theteeneconomists.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/no-brenna-us-should-not-reduce.html

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Long known for its low-price guarantees, Walmart is a front runner in boasting its benefits toward your microeconomic holiday family budgets. But from a macroeconomic perspective, Walmart can have less than positive repercussions for the economy as a whole.

By Stephanie Canavan 
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