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The Economics of Daily Bread part 216th September 2013

We were truly delighted that the Economic Research Council, Britain's oldest economics-based think tank, discovered last week's FYI blog The Economics of Daily Bread, awarding it No 1. in its Top 3 blog reads of the week. This week we continue with learnings from history that can be applied today, with the aspiration that we will seek to match this accolade from the ERC in the future. You can follow ERC on Twitter @EconResCouncil.   As a quick recap, last week we looked at Maslow's

The Economics of Daily Bread9th September 2013

For students of business, Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs has much to commend it. Introduced  in 1943 it talks of the building blocks of human motivation and personality in the form of a pyramid. The Hierarchy of Needs ... At the broad base of the pyramid supporting all others, for without these there would be no survival, are the physiological essentials like food, water and sleep. Sat above these essentials are basic security needs, such as the shelter for one's family and a safe