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Rural Voters ‘Tired and Frustrated’ With Trump But Sticking With Him

Rural Voters ‘Tired and Frustrated’ With Trump But Sticking With Him

Rural Americans are showing no signs they’re ready to abandon President Donald Trump even as dissatisfaction grows among farmers over his trade policies.
Martin Feldstein, Reagan Economic Adviser, Dies at 79

Martin Feldstein, Reagan Economic Adviser, Dies at 79

Martin Feldstein, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers who successfully persuaded President Ronald Reagan to cut budget deficits by breaking his campaign promise not to raise taxes,
Brexit Bulletin: And Then There Were 10

Brexit Bulletin: And Then There Were 10

Today in Brexit: One by one the Tory leadership hopefuls will fall. The last one standing has to solve Brexit.
A new Stanford study shows the economic cost of climate change is more global inequality

A new Stanford study shows the economic cost of climate change is more global inequality

The economic gap between the world's poorest and richest countries is 25% larger because of global warming, a new Stanford study shows.
South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Groepe Resigns

South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Groepe Resigns

South African Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Francois Groepe has resigned, leaving only five people on the central bank’s rate-setting panel.
The dismal cost of economics’ lack of racial diversity

The dismal cost of economics’ lack of racial diversity

On June 5, 2017, Raphael Bostic became the 15th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. This also made him the first African American…
Will “Red Dead Redemption 2” lead young men to work less?

Will “Red Dead Redemption 2” lead young men to work less?

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a blockbuster. With international sales of $725 million, the video game had the biggest opening weekend in history. It has…
Alone among major economies, British household income has barely grown since the Brexit vote

Alone among major economies, British household income has barely grown since the Brexit vote

The economic well-being of British households has fared far worse than other major economies over the past two years, the period since the UK voted…
The last two digits of SAT scores have an odd influence on whether students retake it

The last two digits of SAT scores have an odd influence on whether students retake it

On October 6th, tens of thousands of high school students with take the SAT. For many of them, it’s won’t be the first time. From…
For all its economic dynamism, China’s income mobility is bad and getting worse

For all its economic dynamism, China’s income mobility is bad and getting worse

The decline of poverty in China is perhaps the greatest economic story of the past half-century. From 1981 to 2013, the share of Chinese people…
Ramaphosa Shine Fades as Reality Bites South African Economy

Ramaphosa Shine Fades as Reality Bites South African Economy

Economic and political problems are piling up for Cyril Ramaphosa, dampening the euphoria that accompanied his ascension to the South African presidency.

Do companies have too much power?

Capitalism works best when competition is strong. When companies have too much power, they are able to charge consumers far more than it costs to…
China Vows Retaliation Against Trump's $200 Billion Trade Threat

China Vows Retaliation Against Trump's $200 Billion Trade Threat

China vowed to fightback against the Trump administration’s plans to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
Corruption Accusations Fly in Mexico's Final Presidential Debate

Corruption Accusations Fly in Mexico's Final Presidential Debate

Mexico’s presidential candidates traded corruption accusations in a third and final debate that is unlikely to erode the front-runner position of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ahead of the July
German Investor Confidence Extends Slide as Political Risks Gain

German Investor Confidence Extends Slide as Political Risks Gain

German investor confidence tumbled to its lowest level since 2012 as U.S. trade tariffs and Italy’s political turmoil added to concerns that the economy is weakening.
Germany Has Thrived With Engineering. But the Future Is Digital

Germany Has Thrived With Engineering. But the Future Is Digital

Almost 10 percent of the country’s jobs could disappear as automation and other technologies take hold. Now it’s racing to catch up.
Sweden's Finance Minister Wants Debate on Riksbank Independence

Sweden's Finance Minister Wants Debate on Riksbank Independence

Sweden’s finance minister said it’s time to look deeper into the framework of central bank independence.
Mexico's Anti-Populist Wins Debates, But He Can't Close Poll Gap

Mexico's Anti-Populist Wins Debates, But He Can't Close Poll Gap

Ricardo Anaya put in a strong performance in Mexico’s second presidential debate -- just as he had in the first one. But it’s probably too little, too late.

Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

The temptation is great for government officials to manipulate economic statistics. Foremost among them is gross domestic product, the most commonly used measure of a…