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France Asks Airlines to Cut Flights Ahead of Strikes

Published: October 18, 2010
France is asking airlines to cut flights into its airports by up to 50 percent on Tuesday because of possible strikes by airport personnel, as labor unrest over retirement reform stiffened.

Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore

By ROBERT H. FRANK
Published: October 16, 2010
Economics was founded by moral philosophers, and links between the two disciplines remain strong. So why won’t economists make judgments on the gap between rich and poor?