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Is 'Polexit' in the cards? Tusk warns Poland may quit EU

EU President Donald Tusk has warned that Poland's PiS government could push the country out of the bloc if it stops being a net benefactor of EU …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: August 13th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things, including the best shows not on TV. And while there are some glaring omissions in their selection of good movies, there’s still plenty to peruse. Narrowing them down to just 35 of the best Netflix films wasn’t easy. Nonetheless, …

Movies

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017

It didn’t take any extra effort to produce a top 10 list in which every series has at least one strong female lead character, powerfully examined in …

13 economists on the research that shaped our world in 2017

At the end of every year, culture critics get to compile best of the year lists. But why should they have all the fun? Just like films and albums, economics research deserves a little reflection. To identify the research that mattered most in 2017, Quartz decided to call in some help, enlisting …

Income Inequality

Behavioural economics is also useful in macroeconomics

Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models are still dominant in mainstream macroeconomics, but they are only able to explain business cycle …

Oil is diving after Barclays and JPMorgan turned bearish

Oil prices were diving Tuesday after banks turned bearish on the commodity's prospects.<p>Brent was down 1.16% to $49.52 a barrel as of 7:05 a.m. BST (2:05 a.m. ET), and US crude was down 1.67% to $48.17 a barrel.<p>Here is how Brent looks:<p>Analysts said concerns over the global economy were weighing on …

The futures market is saying the oil glut is over

The futures market is often a reliable guide to forcasting the future direction of oil prices, and analysts rely on both contangos or backwardation when determining their forecasts.<p>During a supply glut, a contango is typically observed. This is a condition where the spot price for future contracts …

Iceland pulled off a miracle economic escape

Shutterstock / TDWay Disgruntled Icelanders recently forced their prime minister to quit, and are threatening to hand power to self-styled pirates at an early election.<p>But whereas other European voters are culling traditional parties out of weakness, Reykjavik's are rebelling out of strength.<p>In …

Economics

Something really weird is driving inequality in the UK and economists don't understand why it's happening

Technically, that is full employment, and we've had full employment for about a year.<p>But the new stat only deepens one of the most frustrating mysteries about Britain's economy: If everyone who needs a job now has one, and if the economy is still growing (which it is, at about 2% per year), then …

The Guardian view on the world economy: don’t drive on winding roads with a steering lock | Editorial

As Janet Yellen heads to Capitol Hill, it may be tempting to vow she will stick with her plan. She would do better to keep her options wide open in a world of financial flux<p>The way to earn authority is, very often, to say that something is going to happen before it does. In December, the chair of …

What an inverted yield curve says about Canada’s economy

The yield on the five-year Canadian government bond briefly slid below the level for shorter-term debt Tuesday – an inversion that signals deepening concerns about the economy and the likelihood of further rate cuts by the Bank of Canada.<p><b>What is an inverted yield curve?</b><p>Simply put, the yield curve …

An Arab billionaire shares his explosive views on Obama, Iran, ISIS, and what falling oil prices will do to the Middle East

This is the second year in a row we spoke with this investor.<p>Last year, the investor agreed to answer our questions, but only if we redacted his name and only referred to him as an "Arab" investor and billionaire. We went with the same set up this year so we could get the most honest outlook on …

Middle East

The best Android apps of 2015 – live-streaming video goes mainstream

From Periscope, Google Photos and Dubsmash to Apple Music, YouTube Gaming and Ninja Jamm, the 25 best new Android apps of the year<p>Let’s be blunt: the vast majority of apps used by the vast majority of smartphone owners were not released for the first time in 2015.<p>Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, …

Probably The Most Hopeful Economic Policy Of The Past Year: African Free Trade Zone

None of us tend to pay all that much attention to economic news coming out of Africa: we’re all rather inured to the continuing tales of disaster from that benighted place. However, perhaps we should start paying more attention because there’s a double economic revolution going on there. Yes, of …

How Startups Should Use Behavioral Economics

Imagine you’re a professor. You have assignments that you release at the start of the semester but they don’t need to be turned in until the end. How should you design your curriculum?<p>Putting yourself in your students’ shoes, you would likely let each student choose how and when they turn in each …

"Economic" Advice To The President (Laissez-Faire Austrian Vs. Anti-Market Keynesian)

<b>Your country faces a stagnating economy. Let us assume your Prime Minister (or President if that is who holds the executive power) seeks advice from</b> …

9 Ways Behavioral Economics Can Help Increase Conversion, Retention and ROI

Behavioral economics postulates the concept that people make “irrational” decisions because they are influenced by social factors. Identifying the …

US angry at comments about Obama from Israeli PM's spokesman

Ran Baratz, communications director to Binyamin Netanyahu, accused the US president of antisemitism<p>The US has taken offence at comments by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new communications director, who accused Barack Obama of antisemitism and suggested secretary of state John Kerry …

Self-Driving Audi RS7 Beats Sports Car Drivers at Sonoma Raceway

<b>Audi has updated its self-driving race car and brought it to the U.S. for testing.</b> This special RS 7 is fitted with Audi’s “Piloted Driving” …

Electrical Engineering