Economic opportunities, social norms and expanding education and employment options for many women help explain why U.S. fertility has slowed in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
The nice way to describe a new study suggesting lockdowns haven’t saved lives is that it’s ‘brave’.
Calls to reinstate home economics as a solution to modern woes reduce the field to a set of practical skills, undermining its breadth and complexity.
El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. This is a noble idea, but unworkable in the long term.
Tackling bycatch in large-scale fishing can make our seafood habit more sustainable
Were he still alive, former prime minister Robert Muldoon might have warned the Labour government about the trouble a wage freeze can get you into.
The English economist’s views on “animal spirits” are vital to understanding his work.
Student loan debt can affect not only the financial health of recent grads but also their mental and emotional health. Three scholars weigh in on the greater costs student loans can have on borrowers.
It’s meant to stop what’s known as ‘carbon leakage’ – when production moves elsewhere to avoid climate policies – but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.
As Canada emerges from the pandemic, creating jobs and achieving full employment are top priorities. Relegated to the back burner are balanced budgets and reducing debt.
CEOs, including at oil companies and airlines, are relying on trees and oceans to capture and store carbon for them, but the numbers don’t add up.
Although STEM professions, especially tech fields, receive most of the criticism, the numbers show economics is actually worse.
China is providing masks, vaccines, medical equipment and personnel to African countries ignored by the U.S. in recent years, positioning itself as an essential partner to the region.
Massive stimulus plans combined with rising production costs could lead to expectations that inflation will rise. And that alone could trigger an inflationary spiral not seen in 25 years.
Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn’t significantly accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here’s what did.
Some economists have defended price gouging, saying it helps increase supply and prevent against hoarding. An ethicist suggests this might be missing the point.
There’s no going back to normal after COVID-19, partly because our pre-pandemic world was anything but normal.
Assessing around 500 of the composer’s correspondence, we are able to see how a rise in sadness and other negative emotions resulted in increased creative productivity.
Universities and the professions are changing in response to climate change. When will the advances in knowledge and practice we are already seeing prompt governments to act with the required urgency?
If inflation follows economic recovery, the Bank of England may be hesitant to raise interest rates enough to hold it back.