Democrats such as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey are proposing an ambitious decarbonization plan that critics are calling unaffordable. A green economist explains how the US could pay for it.
At the moment, fuel taxes pay for most of the maintenance of US roads, bridges and highways. What happens when the majority of cars no longer run on gasoline?
For economics to play a more helpful, critical role, it must abandon blind faith in the free market and embrace the social, historical, and environmental context in which economics actually happens.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
With ExxonMobil set to begin oil production in Guyana next year, this tiny South American country will soon become unthinkably rich. But neighboring Venezuela shows how an oil boom can go bust.
China has reneged on past promises it has made to the US. With the deadline for a deal fast approaching, the solution may lie in learning from a global organization the president hates: the WTO.
Although US debt may be at eye-popping levels, an economist explains why it shouldn't keep you up at night.
The government collects reams of economic data that are vital to the functioning of companies, policymakers and even families.
The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.
The Trump administration is preparing to shift billions in veterans' health care spending to private providers. Research suggests privatizing essential services comes with a social cost.
Pauline Hanson's idea to reduce cane toad numbers is fundamentally flawed, both in economic theory and in practice.
Universities should begin the process of updating and modernising their undergraduate economics curricula.
From a peak of US$19,783, Bitcoin's value has fallen by 80%. What makes Bitcoin worth anything?
Financial markets are increasingly worried the US economy is heading for a crash. An economist explains what's got investors spooked.
As the expected costs of climate change grow, cities are on the frontlines of adapting to sea level rise and more intense storms – and finding ways to pay for it.
Valuing nature is hardly natural.
The G20's power comes from its members, but also vital is its informal structure and close working relationship with other international organisations.
Wage growth has been at near depression levels for half a decade. It needs a push.
All talk, no action? The G20 turns out to be a surprisingly productive international exercise.
Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn't saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.