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Economy Jun 30Column: Why the Fed should print more money, not less
In the current economic environment, central banks certainly should create new money -- not only to shore up the world banking system short-term in a time of tremulous uncertainty, but more importantly, in order to make necessary investments.
Economy Jun 24Brexit: 4 reasons it comes as a shock
First, of course, are the political implications. Second, these are millions upon millions of people who were voting against their pocketbooks. The third shock is more personal: my apparent over-reliance on the prediction markets, and on economists like Justin Wolfers…
Economy Jun 21Can you guess how many Americans have absolutely no savings at all?
Sixty-six million Americans have zero dollars saved for an emergency expense -- zero -- and 28 percent have only six months worth of savings, according to a new report by Bankrate.
Economy Jun 17The case for Britain to stay in the EU
Britain's European Union memebership benefits not only its economy, but its labor standards too.
Economy Jun 16As Brexit vote approaches, why some have no confidence in European Union
"I have no confidence in the basic ability or competence of anybody in the European Parliament," said one Brit in favor of exiting the European Union.
Economy Jun 09Why the secret to gaining power is different today
Is it better to be feared than loved? Or are charisma and community-building the answer? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Dacher Keltner, author of the new book "The Power Paradox."…
Economy Jun 07Why universal basic income isn’t going away any time soon
On June 5, the Swiss voted on a proposal for universal basic income. While the proposal was rejected, supporters claim that this is just the beginning of a transition as inevitable as the eight-hour-day once was.
Economy May 31The best insurance policy on Earth: waiting until 70 to take Social Security
Viewing Social Security as an investment is economically blockheaded. Instead, think of Social Security as an insurance policy.
Economy May 19One former bank executive’s quest to make the workforce more ‘neurodiverse’
Former bank executive Lynne Wines came to Harvard looking to scale and fine-tune a program to get businesses to hire more more "neurodiverse" employees -- that is, people with Asperger's, autism, dyslexia, post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette's -- people whose brains…
Economy Apr 13The man who designed the bubble quiz also lives in a bubble
Despite his humble upbringing and latter-day immersion in mainstream America, Charles Murray, too, lives in a bubble.