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March 30, 2009

"Cracked teeth" and fewer shark attacks

On March 27, 2009 This American Life had a program on the effects of the recession. Entitled Scenes from a Recession, the authors claimed that one of the effects of the recession is a higher incidence of cracked and damaged teeth due, no doubt, to the stress and teeth grinding that occurs as a result of the bad economic times. Similarly, the recession has also apparently resulted in a decline in shark attacks. This due to a reduction in luxury and /or adventure-style vacations.

If you are looking for information on the bad economic times you might want to consider some of the news sites:

BBC Global Financial Crisis

Financial Times In Depth: Global Financial Crisis

Consider also high quality online information from Congressional Quarterly Press.

CQ Researcher offered this overview of the credit meltdown.

Numerous sites and resources have also been identified on the Economics Research Blog.
Click the link to find information from the US Federal Reserve Bank.
Or more information from the US Federal Government Recovery Program At http://www.recovery.gov/.

November 25, 2010

World Development Report: Online

Here you will find every page of every World Development Report published by the World Bank since the first report was released in 1978.

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For over thirty years, the annual WDR has provided a window on development economics to a broad international readership. The report has served as one of the principal vehicles for encapsulating the World Bank's knowledge of and policy recommendations on key global development trends. From agriculture and the environment to economic growth and international trade, the WDR has tracked theoretical and empirical findings as well as policies in the field of international development. (Press Release: Nov 18, 2010)
The search engine allows the user to search across and within all World Development Reports. Additionally, the background papers upon which the most recent reports were based can be accessed.

Simple and advanced search screens (using boolean operators) are supplemented by Browse by Title and Browse by Topic menus.

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The site also features quick links to World Bank open databases, RSS feeds, new content alerts.

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