Millie, aged 5, wants to know where money comes from. We asked n economist to explain.
The health of our pensions can ebb and flow with mortality rates, and the latest data has delivered a shock.
In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
The UK's new £1 coin is touted as being the most-secure in the world. Its dodecagonal shape harks back to an old threepenny forebear.
Increasing inequality, environmental degradation, financial instability – it's clear the current system is broken.
A study finds financial abuse can be disguised as care and is tied into social values of the Anglo-Celtic and Indian communities.
A flat-rate fee on all student loans is a fairer economic proposal.
Why higher education is a worthy cause for the rich and famous.
New plastic banknotes pose a challenge to forensic scientists that clever chemistry can solve.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.
The notes in your pocket say they're legal tender for all debts public and private. Are they lying?
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.
The desire to fritter away our pay packet on the roll of a dice may not be hardwired at all. So where does it come from?
The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
The RNC and DNC are indifferent to young voters -- and the young voters are returning the favor.
The government should be encouraging informal investors to put their money into start-ups, not barring them from tax offsets that encourage them to do so.
The British do love a scientist on their money, as RBS's new choice of Mary Somerville for the £10 confirms. Is it time we thought out of the box?
What role does a bit of recognition play for students?
Money used to be backed by something of real value such as gold or silver. Bitcoins and other digital currencies will sever that link forever.
The continued ownership of shares in central banks by private investors may be a superfluous relic but it enhances governance and adds to the transparency and accountability of central banks.