Facebook claims its new cryptocurrency will bring financial inclusion and opportunity to billions, pushing cash further to the fringes. Is that a good thing?
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
A Nobel Prize-winning political economist found a way to promote good governance and protect users without the need for heavy-handed government regulation.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the US economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
If headlines about bombings and airplane crashes are making you rethink your international travel plans this summer, a look at how many Americans actually die abroad should set your mind at ease.
With hurricane season comes the usual efforts by insurance companies and government agencies to calculate the economic costs. An economist explains how they're doing it wrong.
This shocking figure comes from our back-of-the-envelope calculations looking at the effect of forcing more efficient engines on the Australian market.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
Growing fears of a US conflict with Iran show why the kind of unilateral sanctions the Trump administration imposed last year don't work.
US-China relations are fast deteriorating, leading to fears that a ‘cold war’ may be brewing. A China expert explains what’s motivating its behavior.
The first step is admitting we have a problem, but what should come next to protect the planet?
Online bookies can tap into the wisdom of the crowd better than pollsters.
Bob Hawke had a huge influence on Tim Harcourt deciding to become an economist. He looks back on a man who shaped a career, and a nation.
An economics risk analysis offers some insight into the modern anti-vaxx movement.
An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.
Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.
Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Companies often go out of their way to avoid clearly explaining actions like firing people or informing investors and others of bad news.