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Happiness? There's an App for That

Apr 5, 2011
A graduate student from London has developed an iPhone app that's part GPS and part mood ring. The new technology comes as the British government...

Too Big To Fail is Too Hard To Resist

Apr 5, 2011
HBO has just released a preview for Too Big To Fail, a film based on the Andrew Ross Sorkin book of (of course) the same name....
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Erin McKean, lexicography, too big to fail

Accounting for Happiness

Apr 5, 2011
A survey on social "well-being" will give economists -- and voters -- a new tool for judging their leaders. The British government wants to compile...
Posted In: economy 4.0

Survey: What Makes the British Happy?

Apr 5, 2011
Measuring happiness is no longer just for Bhutan; The United Kingdom is developing measures of "national well-being," and they're just finishing ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, david cameron, economy 4.0, new numbers, United Kingdom (U.K.), well being

France's new measure of well-being: Boredom

Apr 1, 2011
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for a new government survey measuring public levels of "ennui," or boredom.
Posted In: Entertainment

Boredom: Looking Beyond GDP

Apr 1, 2011
France is the latest country to move beyond Gross Domestic Product to measure economic success. And unlike many countries these days, the Frenchare...
Posted In: economy 4.0

How financial reform changes the mortgage game

Mar 31, 2011
The Dodd-Frank law is having a big effect on the mortgage market, namely in the future fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Posted In: Housing

Financial Reform: A Mortgage Game-changer

Mar 31, 2011
The Dodd-Frank law is having a big effect on the mortgage market, namely in the future fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac....
Posted In: economy 4.0

The Fuzzy Future of Post-Fannie-Freddie Homeownership

Mar 31, 2011
If you're thinking about buying a house, thank the U.S. government in advance. They guarantee more than 96% of new mortgages -- a guarantee that ...
Posted In: david brancaccio, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), NYU Stern School of Business, risk retention

The middle of America is moving, again

Mar 24, 2011
The mean center of population distribution changes every time the census data is recorded, and it looks to have moved from the past decade.
Posted In: Economy

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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.