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What Issues Are Economists Focusing on in 2017?

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

Which major economic issues are most concerning to economists in 2017? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowerin...

Think being poor is expensive? You've no idea.

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington I struggle to make ends meet and as a middle-aged black man who has had his share of health scares, I have struggled for...

What Economists Bring to the Business Table

Quora | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business

How can economists add significant value to a company? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

This Is the New Era of Monopoly

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income -- and how the economy functions. It is important to understand both, because our views about government policies and existing inequalities are shaped by which of the two schools of thought one believes provides a better description of reality.

How Technology Has Shaped the Economy

Quora | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology

How has tech-driven productivity improved the overall economy? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions...

Educationists and Economists

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I used to work part time in England, and I've traveled around the world a good bit speaking about evidence-based reform in education and related topic...

The Hidden Social Security Battle: CBO and Other Non-Actuaries Distort the Debate

Nancy Altman | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The movement to expand Social Security is gaining speed. In hopes of derailing the popular and profoundly wise expansion movement, those determined to cut Social Security are playing games with the numbers.

Sanders' Economic Plan Torn Apart By Former Clinton, Obama Economists

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business

Bernie Sanders' economic plan has sparked a heated debate among Democratic economists over whether it could work. Four former chairs of the White Hous...

Another Debate Kicks Off With A Sharp Clash Over Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

For the second Democratic presidential debate in a row, health care came up right away. And for the second debate in a row, what followed was a serio...

The Importance of Economists in Technology Companies

Quora | Posted 01.29.2017 | Technology

Why do technology companies hire economists, and what is their contribution? What kinds of problems do they work on? originally appeared on Quora - th...

Getting Personal With Big Data

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 10.07.2016 | Technology
Joel S. Bloom

If you're like most people, Big Data may not mean much to you yet. It might even just make your eyes glaze over. Like the cloud or cybersecurity or bioprinting, it's just one more thing you don't have to know about -- until you do.

101 Economists Sign Letter Defending Obamacare's 'Cadillac Tax'

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

The experts who brought you the “Cadillac tax” aren’t about to let it go without a fight. On Thursday, 101 economists and other health policy ex...

Economists React To Greece's New Debt Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

After months of contentious talks and a weekend filled with hostile all-night negotiations, Greece's quest to secure a debt bailout deal looks to fina...

These Economists Are Calling For An End To Greece's Austerity Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

A tense standoff between the Greek government and its international creditors reached a breaking point this week. On Tuesday, Greece became the first...

Why We Need a Market for Organs

Sabrina Zurga | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Sabrina Zurga

Everyday, 21 people die because they cannot secure an organ for transplant-- and this number is on the rise. A burgeoning black market for organs fills this gap between supply and demand.

Why Human's Hate Economists: Part 1, The Wrong Reasons

Peter Holmes a Court | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Peter Holmes a Court

For one week a year, the biggest rock stars are not rock stars. During the World Economic Forum under way at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the stars of the show are, perhaps unsurprisingly, economists.

Why I Davos

Peter Holmes a Court | Posted 03.21.2015 | World
Peter Holmes a Court

FOR the past couple of years, I have driven across Europe in January to a small and largely ­unheralded ski resort; six-lane ­autostrasses and autoroutes give way to smaller equally clean highways, all lit by the low-rise sun of a European winter.

The Minimum Wage Shows Why (and How) We Should Vote Today

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In this age of do-nothing politics, it's easy to despair, but we must remember the intent behind the design. The same founding fathers who created a federal system that resists radical change also created a state system that encourages experimentation.

Krugman: We Should 'Soak The Rich'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business

Paul Krugman is on board with some other top economists who say that the U.S. should tax top earners up to 90 percent. "What you really should want...

Los Angeles Proposes A Higher Minimum Wage

Manuel Pastor | Posted 11.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.

Hobbes, Nobel Prize Winners and Inequality

John Weeks | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
John Weeks

Anyone with a non-zero pulse rate should know about the ongoing debate over whether income and wealth inequality has risen in United States and Europe, and the implications if they have.

Surprising Study Points Way To Protecting Our Planet

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

Albert Einstein once said: “Nothing truly valuable can be achieved except by the unselfish cooperation of many individuals." Alas, when it comes to ...

Piketty Never Actually Read Marx's 'Das Kapital'

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business

French economist Thomas Piketty is distancing himself from Karl Marx, the 19th century economist many compare him to. In an interview with The New Rep...

Weltanschauung -- How We Think of Things Determines How We Look at Them

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Soren Petersen

As our economies increasingly move from production and service economies to creative economies, the outdated metrics we use are failing to capture the true value of what is being created. Thus, they do not reflect what a culture truly wants.

Nobel Winning Economist: Beware Of The Stock Market Bubble

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to...