Young and old are split on America’s greatest issues

Young or old, Republican or Democrat, Americans disagree about a lot, a new poll finds. They agree on one thing, though: Not trusting the government.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs economics politics united-states

Leaders with economics know-how drive faster GDP growth

Politicians with an education in economics spur economies to grow faster than leaders without one, research shows.

Joseph Paul-Purdue | Dec. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics elections gross-domestic-product leaders money

Nationwide soda tax would mean $7B in net benefits

Economists considered health, enjoyment, tax revenue, and other factors in their consideration of a nationwide soda tax.

James Devitt-NYU | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers economics soft-drinks sugar taxes

Climate change has already worsened economic inequality

"...most of the poorest countries on Earth are considerably poorer than they would have been without global warming."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | April 23, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change economics money

Model can predict tariff impact ahead of time

A new model can account for the impact of trade tariffs like those the Trump administration has imposed on steel and soybeans.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business economics global-trade government money

When companies file an IPO, local ZIP codes get a boost

Companies that file for an IPO alter the economies of nearby ZIP codes, research finds.

David Ruth-Rice | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics housing money neighborhoods stock-market

Natural selection shaped fertility for the industrial era

"The data suggest that over time, nature selected individuals who had a predisposition to invest in their children." The result? Economic growth.

Brown University | April 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture canada economics evolution fertility history

The future of well-being isn’t about money

Money doesn't matter as much as things like freedom, fairness, and social support for future well-being, report researchers.

Justin Dupuis-McGill | Feb. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture economics emotions government happiness money well-being

A little digital piracy boosts the bottom line

A little bit of piracy can actually help manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, even when the pirated product is a show like Game of Thrones.

George Vlahakis-Indiana | Feb. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers crimes economics manufacturing retail television

Economic justice was always part of MLK Jr.’s message

As we near the anniversary of his death, a new book focuses on the message of economic justice Martin Luther King Jr. shared during his life.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Jan. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics education history jobs money protests

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