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What Maine's "elder boom" means for the rest of the country

It could be a preview of a caregiver shortage to come.
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What sex workers and surfers can teach us about risk management

Mar 29, 2019
Economist Allison Schrager takes lessons from workers with precarious jobs that apply to all of us.
Signs for the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel in Crystal, Nevada.
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Loans for energy-efficient upgrades might be a bigger burden than a high energy bill

Jan 7, 2019
Some see a conflict of interest in how PACE loans are made.
Solar panels are installed on a roof.
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How the trade routes of the old world have been repurposed in the cyber age

Nov 22, 2018
The new world of illicit trading involves more nefarious commodities that are central to our planet's existential issues, according to author of "Dark Commerce," Louise Shelley.
A Malaysian Wildlife official displays seized rhino horns and other animal parts at the Department of Wildlife and National Parks headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on August 20, 2018.
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Dollar stores might not be selling items for a dollar for much longer

About 70 percent of these products come from China, and with an ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, this could mean higher prices will be passed down to consumers before long.
Ken Garduno

What a pair of jeans can teach us about the global economy

Nov 15, 2018
Thomas Ramge and Jan Schwochow's book, "The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It," uses infographics to make complex ideas more accessible.









Infographic from “The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It” by Thomas Ramge and Jan Schwochow. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

 

Stephen Moore talks trade and Trump's economics

Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and economist Arthur Laffer have just come out with a new book, "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy."
A truck transports a container next to stacked containers at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on October 12, 2018. - China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record 34.1 billion USD in September despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed on October 12, adding fuel to the spiraling trade war. 
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Stephen Moore talks trade and Trump's economics

Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and economist Arthur Laffer have just come out with a new book, "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy."
A truck transports a container next to stacked containers at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on October 12, 2018. - China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record 34.1 billion USD in September despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed on October 12, adding fuel to the spiraling trade war. 
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Why Nobel Prize winner Paul Romer sees the economy as a "huge innovation discovery machine"

Oct 26, 2018
Paul Romer thinks the economy is about policy and innovation working together for the greater good.
New York University professor Paul Romer speaks at a news conference after being named a winner of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with professor William D. Nordhaus of Yale University on Oct. 8, 2018 in New York City.

The LinkedIn co-founder on "Blitzscaling" a company while mitigating risk

Oct 10, 2018
Reid Hoffman discusses the unconventional advice he gives entrepreneurs that want to get big fast in his new book.
“The first that's scaling through the learning curve is frequently the first to scale and the one that essentially sets the ecosystem,” LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman says.
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