With Donald Trump absent again, Republican presidential hopefuls took potshots at each other but agreed that Bidenomics isn’t cutting it.
A ‘knowledge economy’ is an economy based on technical and scientific advances. The upcoming Universities Accord should focus more on research and capitalising on discoveries.
The Cold War was an economic standoff as well as an atomic one. The author of a new book describes the minds behind the great ideological battles on that 20th-century front line.
Adam Smith’s arguments for accessible, universal, quality education could be applied to address the UK skills shortage.
I’m an economist – but I can see many reasons for Australians to distrust my profession. Here’s how we could start to make economists better serve all Australians.
Repugnance for certain activities tends to dictate government rules for markets but this can obscure real problems like poverty.
Far from the idea of “trickle-down economics”, a map illustrates how the waterworks of the financial system are parching certain sections of the real economy and producing vast inequality.
Three economists looked at years of temperature and death data and calculated the costs when forecasts miss the mark.
An expert in high-end collectibles explains why certain items can become valuable – and also how they can lose worth.
A Welsh mining company was the first to issue tokens to workers as an alternative form of payment.
Talk of a joint BRICS currency feeds into ‘decline of the dollar’ rhetoric. But it is the economic bloc’s focus on innovation that will reshape the international system.
Everyone wants to claim the economic thinker as their own.
The Scottish economist dedicated his life’s work to understanding the consequences – moral, social and political – of capitalism. Both neoliberals and leftwingers claim his legacy.
The conventional narrative on corporate tax increases relies on ‘zombie ideas’ that pander to corporate interests, harm the public interest and refuse to die.
Do competitive, market-like interactions encourage immoral behaviour? A study of 18,000 people in 45 experiments shows there’s no simple answer.
Human civilisation is headed for collapse. Collectively, we are pushing planet Earth beyond the limits of endurance. There has to be a better way. Now a new book makes the case for systemic change.
Here’s why economists aren’t sure about humanity’s place in an automated future.
The Alberta government’s report on the supposed ills of the minimum wage should be viewed within the vast, diverse spectrum of economic literature, not just standard economics.
Putting a dollar value on nature has staunch opponents who say it’s morally wrong, but without it, building dams and other infrastructure can run roughshod over vital ecosystems.
Reading economic news can be confusing. Here’s how to understand what the news is – and isn’t – telling you.