Dash Wasserman

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Building Community in Cairo's Satellite Cities

Jun 21, 2011
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...

The Changing Role of Labor Unions in Egypt

Jun 20, 2011
Before the uprisings in Egypt, unions had an uncomfortably close relationship with the government. Now, with newer, independent unions taking the...

Egyptian Entrepreneurs Face Red Tape

Jun 20, 2011
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...

Financial Forecasting: Beating the Storm

May 19, 2011
The Office for Financial Research, or OFR, is a new government outfit that aims to forecast financial storms before they happen....

The Debt Ceiling: Inching Toward Trouble

Apr 11, 2011
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...

Bretton Woods Examines Global Financial Policy

Apr 8, 2011
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...

Happiness? There's an App for That

Apr 5, 2011
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

Apr 5, 2011
A survey on social "well-being" will give economists -- and voters -- a new tool for judging their leaders. The British government wants to compile...

Boredom: Looking Beyond GDP

Apr 1, 2011
France is the latest country to move beyond Gross Domestic Product to measure economic success. And unlike many countries these days, the Frenchare...

Financial Reform: A Mortgage Game-changer

Mar 31, 2011
The Dodd-Frank law is having a big effect on the mortgage market, namely in the future fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....