US soldiers with influenza at Aix-Les-Bains in France in 1918.
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PODCAST: The third part of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how the world recovered from major crises throughout history focuses on the recovery after 1918.
Long before COVID-19, central banks were lining their stores for winter.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the big G.
Sweden is studying the possibility of an “e-krona”, an electronic form of the country’s currency.
With countries such as China and Sweden are studying plans to create a new form of money – a central-bank digital currency. CBDCs risk revolutionizing both the way money is created and distributed.
If he only had a heart.
Lyman Frank Baum's classic allegory is a reminder that the populists have been on the march before.
Some Republicans may be yearning for a return to the gold standard, but the idea has lost its lustre among the vast majority of economists.
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A few years back, mock-conservative TV pundit Stephen Colbert famously introduced the notion of “truthiness” into the political lexicon. As Colbert put it, truthiness pertains not to whether beliefs are…