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Payrolls Rise Solidly As Jobless Rate Reaches 9-Year Low

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - U.S. employers boosted hiring in November and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than nine-year low of 4.6 percent,...

A British Magazine Just Summed Up The U.S. Election Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.25.2016 | Media

Leave it to The Economist. The British magazine known for its wry humor summed up the candidacy of Donald Trump in a single cover image released on Th...

Economist Editorial Claims 'Minor Forms' Of Female Genital Mutilation OK

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Activists are up in arms over an article suggesting “minor forms of genital cutting” should be permitted. An editorial published in the Economist ...

Zimbabwe's Hyperinflation: The Correct Number Is 89 Sextillion Percent

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Steve H. Hanke

Most press reports about Zimbabwe's fantastic hyperinflation are off the mark - way off the mark. Even our most trusted news sources fail to get the f...

U.S. Economy Stalls As GDP Grows 0.5% In First Quarter

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending soften...

No Lawyers? No Jail. Judge Demands Constitution Be Respected in Louisiana Public Defender Catastrophe

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

New Orleans Criminal Court Judge Arthur Hunter, a former police officer, ruled that seven people awaiting trial in jail without adequate legal defense must be released. The law is clear. It seems the only way Louisiana will respect the Constitution is to follow Judge Hunter's ultimatum. No lawyers? No jail.

'The Economist' Tells Brand Stories to Dodge Ad Disruption, Paul Rossi Explains (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.05.2016 | Media
Andy Plesser

After 172 years in print, The Economist magazine should know a thing or two about two key media topics - business models, and cyclicality. Paul Rossi...

It's Time to Talk About the Cuba Summit

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Kate Oberdorfer

The one voice we did not hear was that of the Cuban government--they had been invited to the summit but had regretfully declined and the government's absence was a voice louder than all of the parts in the room. But even without the Cuban government, una cosa was undeniable: change is in fact happening with and in Cuba, and that change is now irreversible.

Top 20 Colleges In Illinois, As Ranked By The Economist

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.25.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Economist has picked out its top colleges in the country for the first time ever- and the list of the best Illinois colleges may surprise you.

Up Against The Paywall

The Economist | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

IS IT boom or doom in the news business? Headline-grabbing sums are being invested in online newspapers: Axel Springer, a German publisher, bought Bus...

Remember Republicans Ranting That Obama Would Ruin U.S. Auto Industry? Sales Now Highest Since 9/11

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

In reality, Rubio's the perfect Republican nominee, because, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the GOP never lets the truth stand in the way of a good story.

10 Countries With The Best Care For The Dying

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion

Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore understood the desire for a peaceful death. One verse of his 1919 poem "Stray Birds" reads: "Let life be beautiful li...

South Africa Teachers Union Denounces Pearson (Always Earning)

Alan Singer | Posted 09.03.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Everyone does not agree with Fallon that Pearson's burning desire is "better education." In fact many around the world suspect the company's burning desire is to maximize profits with little regard for its impact on the world's poor.

Pearson Unloads $731 Million Stake In The Economist

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.12.2015 | Media

In a move the company says will strengthen its editorial independence, The Economist Group announced Wednesday that it would buy back 5 million of its...

POTUS Barack Obama Set to Visit Kenya - His Father's Homeland

Washington Osiro | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Washington Osiro

Another incontrovertible fact is that American President Barack Obama has Luo blood flowing in his veins. This fact is as much a thorn on the sides of those who hold onto tribal allegiance as it is a source of pride for those who've felt shut out of the spoils of Kenya's independence i.e. "matunda ya uhuru."

EIU Releases 2050 Economic Forecast: China Dominates

Judah Freed | Posted 06.25.2016 | Home
Judah Freed

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.

The Bottom Line Is That There Is No Bottom Billion

Morten Jerven | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Morten Jerven

For the past two decades, mainstream economists who study African economic growth have been trying to explain something that never happened. Economists have focused almost exclusively on one question: why has economic growth failed in Africa?

The Basic Affordability of Basic Income

Scott Santens | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Scott Santens

This is actually even what the richest should want, because although they would pay more in taxes for universal basic income, leaving them a slightly thinner although still very thick slice of the overall pie, the slice of the pie itself would grow, leaving even them better off as well.

(VIDEO) CNN, the Economist, Financial Times, Reuters, the Guardian Join Programmatic "Coop" powered by the Rubicon Project, Jay Sears explains

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

AUSTIN -- Earlier in March, The Guardian announced it was leading a coalition including CNN International, the Economist the Financial Times and Re...

Who's Extorting Whom? It's All About Coercion

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home
Mark Weisbrot

The Economist's Feb. 6 cover displayed the Venus de Milo statue pointing a revolver, with the headline "Go ahead, Angela, make my day." In the editors' upside-down world, Greece is threatening Europe, or at least Germany. Really?

Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

At age 52, recently divorced, depressed, and deeply in debt, Carol Gardner received advice from her attorney to "get a therapist or get a dog."

The Economist Appoints Its First Female Editor-In-Chief Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media

The Economist has appointed its first female editor-in-chief in the publication's 171-year-history, promoting business affairs editor Zanny Minton Bed...

The Economist Pulls Charlie Hebdo Cartoon From Southeast Asia Edition

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Economist has removed a picture showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad,...

2014: The Year We Confronted the Meeting Menace

Renee Cullinan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

We have met the enemy and it is us. The secret is out - we're wasting hundreds of hours and millions of dollars in pointless meetings across organizations both big and small.

Why 2014 Was A Good Year To Grow Old

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

2014 was no slouch year. Over the past 12 months, one has seen a spectacular confluence of ideas, events and initiatives that demand fresh, thoughtful attention. So to the Buzzfeed-esque lists that cap the year - and effectively write the history of 2014 - let's add these five developments.