What you should know about inflation right now

A economist explains why rising inflation is becoming a concern in the United States, what drives it, and what might work to prevent major problems.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 30, 2021 ~9 min

Fungi embrace human economic ideas in trade with hosts

"...organisms such as fungi can exhibit competitive behavior similar to that in markets involving sophisticated human participants."

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
June 30, 2021 ~3 min

A better way to introduce digital tech in the workplace

Kate Kellogg advocates for “experimentalist governance,” to find what works best for employees at all levels, then implement it widely.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 3, 2021 ~9 min

Farmers opposition to UK-Australia trade deal grows

Opposition among UK farmers is rising towards the trade deal close to being concluded with Australia.

June 1, 2021 ~6 min

Book traces shared roots of capitalism and racial slavery

A new book explores the emergence of both racial slavery and capitalism in American history, and how the legacy of that link haunts us today.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 1, 2021 ~9 min

Market report: Rising stock wealth does boost spending, employment

Study brings new data to a longstanding question, with findings policymakers can apply.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 14, 2021 ~7 min

Seaspiracy: how to make fishing more sustainable by tackling bycatch – new research

Tackling bycatch in large-scale fishing can make our seafood habit more sustainable

William Arlidge, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries • conversation
May 11, 2021 ~8 min

Forget the debate over public health versus jobs – the same people suffer the most either way

Most pandemic policies have benefited those already best off in US society and ignored people for whom neither mass shutdowns nor reopening offer relief.

Kate Duchowny, Postdoctoral Scholar in Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
April 19, 2021 ~7 min

The EU wants a carbon tax on imports – but would it be the climate solution officials expect?

It's meant to stop something known as 'carbon leakage,' but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.

Timothy Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Richmond • conversation
April 13, 2021 ~7 min

Young professionals should consider health savings accounts

An accounting professor ranks the most tax-efficient financial moves for young people beginning their careers. Top pick? Health savings accounts.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
April 2, 2021 ~6 min