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To counter populist policies the world needs to ditch its obsession with GDP

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.14.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria The election of Donald Trump may have come as a cold shower, but it was to be expected in a world that's i...

2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.01.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or...

It's A Wonderful Life... Without Fidel Castro

John A. Tures | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

As Fidel Castro was laid to rest in Cuba this week, according to Huffington Post's WorldPost, critics claimed that it gave the Cuban people a chance t...

The Values (R)Evolution

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.14.2016 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Digital Art: Isabel Rimanoczy A couple of years ago I ended the last chapter of my book, "Big Bang Being", citing Chris Bache and his suggestion that...

Count Care In: From GDP To A Social Wealth Economic Index

Riane Eisler | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Riane Eisler

Policy makers need studies like the Care Index. Beyond this, they urgently need a broader index that shows the enormous human and economic benefits of valuing care in both homes and the market.

Morning In America Delivered By Democrats

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Nine years after the Great Recession began during the tax- and regulation-slashing Bush administration, some startlingly good economic news arrived from Washington, D.C., last week.

Stop These Lies Before They Spread: New Myths Risk Becoming "Legends Of The Fall" Without Correction

Terry Connelly | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Terry Connelly

In the movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," a superficially timid Eastern lawyer who finally faces down a notorious gunman who has beaten, bullie...

South Africa is Africa's largest economy (again). But what does it mean?

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.13.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jannie Rossouw, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa has toppled Nigeria and reclaimed its status as the largest economy in Africa. This come...

What factors influence income inequality?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Dale O. Cloninger, University of Houston-Clear Lake Whether it's by coincidence or causation, the financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 has resulted in...

Prospects for a Post-Maduro Venezuela

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necess...

Involvement Growth as an Alternative – from Balance Sheets to a Balanced World

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Vikash Bakrewala, Member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community. The pursuit of economic growth has shifted; the focu...

Economic Growth and the Future of the Labour Market

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Conor McGlynn, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community Reducing unemployment has traditionally been essential to...

What Economists Don't Know About Physics -- And Why It's Killing Us

Dave Pruett | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Dave Pruett

For most of the time humans have inhabited the earth, our numbers were small, and the growth rate of our species was nearly zero. In other words, we were more-or-less in equilibrium with the natural world, as were most species. Not anymore.

Venezuela's Death Spiral, Dollarization Is The Cure

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

With the arrival of President Hugo Chávez in 1999, Venezuela embraced Chavismo, a form of Andean socialism. In 2013, Chávez met the Grim Reaper and ...

Donald Trump Would Push Debt To Highest Level In U.S. History, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump’s policy agenda would quickly push the national debt to its highest level in history, according to a new report. The analysis, which th...

A Vote Against Brexit

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Susann Eberlein & Jessica Williams Brexit - Britain has been a part of the EU since the 1970's but with the referendum soon approaching this allia...

That Saudi Sinking Feeling

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The rate of growth in a country's money supply, broadly measured, will determine the rate of growth in its nominal GDP. For Saudi Arabia, the followin...

States With The Fastest Growing Economies

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five y...

Swiss Economic Outlook - A Flag in the Breeze

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Johannes Berchtold At the St. Gallen Symposium Summer Discussion in Zurich, leaders from the Swiss business community today discussed Switzerland'...

More fun, less stuff

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Elías Camhaji Get over it - For decades, growth has been the answer to almost every economic problem. Somewhere along the line, growth lost its ...

Our Military Will Not Stop This Revolution

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Bernard Starr

Some years ago, a retail homegoods company created the catchy slogan "It ain't just paint" to tell the public that their stores sold much more than paint. The ad campaign apparently failed since the company went bankrupt.

Weakening Wednesday - S&P 2,100 Too Much for the Market

Phil Davis | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Busted again! As I warned yesterday, the S&P is simply too overpriced to take us back over the serious resistance we have at the 2,100 line (2,1...

Happiness Level as an Alternative to Economic Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Yang Chuyi, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community In the famous 75-year long Harvard Grant Study, it is reveal...

GDP Friday - Yellen Spins Us Into the Holiday Weekend

Phil Davis | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

"Data dependent." That's what the Fed has said over and over again since the minutes of the last meeting were released on 5/18. Various Fed speak...

Hey, Larry Summers

Eve Ellis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Eve Ellis

Summers says that the current focus on monetary policy is not enough to combat the current downward world economic trend. Yes, as I said, I think he's right. But his own solutions fall short.