In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Morals and the markets can mix after all.
Sears and other department stores not only changed how Americans consumed but altered the very nature of society and culture as well.
There are early indicators that London's fortunes could be shifting.
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
As Iran struggles under another round of international sanctions, a widening social gap is putting President Hassan Rouhani's government under pressure.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
It's when times are good that the seeds of the next financial crisis are sown.
South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
We are doing well, but our economic report card is mixed.
Indonesia under President Joko Widodo seems to be on the right track in reducing inequality.
The recent Rokan block deal signals a shift to a more nationalist agenda, but Indonesia's government is still pursuing other more outward-looking economic policies.
Whoever ends up the Liberal prime minister will need to articulate a more coherent economic policy to help everyday Australians.
Venezuela recently devalued its bolivar by 95 percent to tame rabid hyperinflation that has been sending prices on everyday goods through the roof. If history is a guide, it won't work.
In the information age, advertising is no longer needed to inform consumers.That means its primary role is to manipulate.