Features by Dash Wasserman

Building Community in Cairo's Satellite Cities

In Egypt's capital, good affordable housing isn't just a concern -- It's a demand. While Cairo's swelling population clings to the Nile, some Egy...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

The Changing Role of Labor Unions in Egypt

Before the uprisings in Egypt, unions had an uncomfortably close relationship with the government. Now, with newer, independent unions taking the...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

Egyptian Entrepreneurs Face Red Tape

For most Egyptian entrepreneurs, starting a business is like waiting in line at the DMV: Numerous forms, endless lines and a tangle of red tape m...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

Financial Forecasting: Beating the Storm

The Office for Financial Research, or OFR, is a new government outfit that aims to forecast financial storms before they happen....
Posted In: economy 4.0

The Debt Ceiling: Inching Toward Trouble

Just days after a deal to cut $38 billion in federal spending averted a government shutdown, politicians gear up for the next battle: to raise or...
Posted In: economy 4.0

Bretton Woods Examines Global Financial Policy

After World War II, Bretton Woods, NH hosted that era's top economists, who hoped to rebuild a world financial system in tatters. Now, Bretton...
Posted In: economy 4.0

Happiness? There's an App for That

A graduate student from London has developed an iPhone app that's part GPS and part mood ring. The new technology comes as the British government...

Accounting for Happiness

A survey on social "well-being" will give economists -- and voters -- a new tool for judging their leaders. The British government wants to compile...
Posted In: economy 4.0

Boredom: Looking Beyond GDP

France is the latest country to move beyond Gross Domestic Product to measure economic success. And unlike many countries these days, the Frenchare...
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Financial Reform: A Mortgage Game-changer

The Dodd-Frank law is having a big effect on the mortgage market, namely in the future fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....
Posted In: economy 4.0


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