iOS app Android app


The Importance of Economists in Technology Companies

Quora | Posted 01.29.2016 | 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...

5 Myths About Economic Growth

Brian Czech | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Brian Czech

If you liked a rug, but liked your grandkids more, it wouldn't be smart to grab the rug out from under them. That's basic microeconomics. Yet if we look around and reflect a bit, doesn't it seem like all that economic activity is pulling the Big Rug out from the grandkids at large?

Back to School

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Stuart Dorsey

My friend and colleague, Gordon Kingsley, said that while he was president of William Jewell College he continued to teach regularly, "until I had to ...

Book Review: The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics, by Rod Hill and Tony Myatt

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

In their entertaining and readable Anti-Textbook, Canadian economists Rod Hill and Tony Myatt first present the conventional models of introductory microeconomics textbooks and then skewer them, drawing on a wide range of resources.

Mother's Day Is Different This Year

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Eileen Appelbaum

It isn't your mother's Mother's Day any more. There's a new and lively conversation underway about what it takes to maximize mothers' contributions, both to the economy and to their families.

What Science Says About Radiohead's 'Pay What You Want' Pricing

| Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

Letting customers decide how much to pay for a product seems like a surefire way to go out of business, although bands like Radiohead have used the st...

Targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

Iran's convoluted political and economic situation requires an innovative policy approach by Washington that focuses on engagement rather than further punitive sanctions.

Art For Peace In Afghanistan

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

We are always trying to end conflict by funding the wrong people. The people at the top. The World Bank is our weapon of mass destruction. Let's start from the bottom for once.