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One of the strongest orthodoxies in modern economics is being challenged, and there could be big implications for the state of the profession. The new, rebellious ideas might also help us understand why financial bubbles happen. Economists … more
Which is the greatest university economics department of them all? Many people would answer "Chicago." After all, University of Chicago econ has a whole school of thought named after it - the Chicago school is a term used to refer to free-market fundamentalism and the belief that economic actors are always rational. more
When the George W. Bush Institute commissioned Nobel-winning economist Edward Prescott to analyze its proposal to generate 4 percent annual growth for the U.S., the famously pro-free-market Prescott replied that a target of 3 percent was better for … more
Who is Uber good for? People talk about the ride-sharing service as if it's mostly a boon for rich people, who have conspired with the titans of Silicon Valley to take food out of the mouths of hard-working taxi drivers. And sure, what's … more
An executive order from President Barack Obama requires that the Environmental Protection Agency analyze the costs and benefits of its regulations. But how exactly can it measure the economic benefits of the coming restrictions on greenhouse gases? … more
Regrettably, you're going to die. As far as that goes, you don't have much choice. But your death may involve a lot of other decisions, and perhaps you'd like to be the one to make them. Would you prefer to die at home, for example, instead … more
People believe all kinds of crazy things. Three out of four Americans believe there are signs that aliens from outer space have visited the Earth. More than 40 percent think that early modern humans co-existed with dinosaurs. more
Greece has decisively voted “no” or “oxi” in the #greferendum. I mean, decisively. By Sunday afternoon here in the United States, the election map was a solid sea of orange for the “no” side. more
In a recent column about a new approach to employment benefits, Felix Salmon referred to "a large increase in the number of people working multiple jobs, for well over 40 hours per week in total, but not receiving any of the benefits which have … more
Yanis Varoufakis says he’ll quit as Greece’s finance minister after next weekend’s referendum if the electorate votes “Yes” to the bailout conditions demanded by the nation’s creditors. more
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