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No amount of EU hysteria can bury our housing crisis

There could be a World War,” says David Cameron. “Or even worse, house prices might fall”, George Osborne replies.<p>This imaginary conversation, shown in speech bubbles and under the headline “Project Fear Brexit goes Nuclear”, appeared on the front of Private Eye last month.<p>The cover worked, as good …

Housing

The Economics of Humanitarian Assistance: What We're Doing and How We Can Do Better

<i>By Kate Moran</i><p>Entering the sixth year of the Syrian conflict, we've become all-too-familiar with the overtures of international NGOs and governments for humanitarian assistance to mitigate the refugee crisis. Yet such assistance, by and large oriented toward emergency, short-term, and high-impact …

Muddled U.S. jobs picture puts Fed in a vice

There’s really only one big question on the minds of Federal Reserve VIPs as they huddle this week to assess the U.S. economy: Has the jobs market …

This Snapshot of Social Security's Investment Holdings Shows Why the Program Is in Trouble

The importance of Social Security simply cannot be overstated, especially for today's retirees. Tens of millions of people rely on Social Security benefits right now, and tens of millions more are counting on it being there when they need it in the future. Yet when you take a close look at the …

Retirement

Waiting for Big Oil to clean up its act

"The world is going to have to continue using fossil fuels, whether they like it or not.” There’s little disguising the defiance in the words of Exxonmobil chief Rex Tillerson.<p>In a Dallas concert hall, less than six months after the historic global climate deal in Paris, the long-standing leader of …

Fossil Fuels

Top economists warn sterling could fall by a third if Britain leaves EU

‘Complacent markets are underplaying’ the risks to shares and living costs<p>Sterling could fall by 30% and the stock market by 20% if the UK should leave the European Union, according to a stark assessment from an award-winning team of independent economic analysts.<p>The warning comes amid growing …

Stock Markets

China is walking its economy right into a trap

Likely without fail, every quarter you read an article about how the country's debt-to-GDP ratio is rising to a dangerous level, now 284%, or has reached an unsustainable level. This, you read, is the beginning of the end. This is what will bring down the Chinese economy.<p>In a note on Thursday, …

China

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Farmers and Make Seed Companies Richer

In March of 2009, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the biotech industry’s trade association and lobbying arm, submitted a letter to the …

Recent College Graduates: Heed This Cardinal Rule of Investing Now

All recent college graduates should begin to think about investing if they haven't already started to save.<p>Yes, there are student loans and a job …

Is Bitcoin's Price Performance Drawing Mainstream Traders?

With the price of bitcoin at 20-month highs, market observers are beginning to assert the digital currency's strength could be drawing the interest …

Cryptocurrency

Low Gas Prices May Ease Economic Pinch, but Will They Last?

Although gas prices are hitting new highs for the year, drivers today are still paying less than they were even a year ago. Those low prices are prompting Americans to take more road trips this summer while delivering some financial relief to poor families — but they're also making people more …

Personal Finance

GDP reading to show economy flagging after red-hot start

Briefing highlights<p>Strong first-quarter report expected<br>• Markets mixed, with European stocks down<br>• Scotiabank profit slips in second quarter<br>• Europe stuck with deflation, high unemployment<br>• A <i>Mean Girls</i> scene I'd love to see<br>• Video: Why rudeness at work is contagious<p>In like a lion<p>Canada’s economy likely came …

A Trick for Attracting Science, Math, and Special Ed Teachers

In the past half-decade, there’s been an intense focus on teacher evaluation, distinguishing “effective” from “ineffective” teachers, and systems for …

Remember When The New York Times Understood The Economics Of The Minimum Wage?

If there’s one thing I never thought I’d get nostalgic about, it’s <i>The New York Times</i> editorial page of yesteryear. Yet the Grey Lady’s recent musings on the minimum wage have made me wistful for the late 1980s. Back then, I was a small business owner in northern New Jersey, and America’s paper of …

Income Inequality

Hong Kong’s land supply has little to do with sky-high housing prices

Are we short of suitable development land in Hong Kong: True or false?<p>Let’s start by looking at the relationship between our population figures past …

Hong Kong

Is California's move to a $15 minimum wage a good idea? Here are the facts.

California is poised to launch a great experiment in practical economics by raising the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour through 2022.<p>The proposal, hammered out over the weekend by Gov.<p>Jerry Brownand labor organizations, would raise the rate from $10 an hour to $10.50 on Jan. 1, 2017, with a …

Income Inequality

China economy: Slow output fuels global economic recovery fears

<b>China's industrial output has slowed to its weakest growth since the financial crisis, prompting concerns over the global recovery.</b><p>Production rose by 5.4% in January and February - the worst since 2008.<p>China is trying to refocus its economy from investment and export-led growth to consumer spending.<p>…

Economics

4 Major Steps Whole Foods Market Inc. Is Taking to Turn Around Its Business

<b>Whole Foods Market</b> is down but not out.<p>The company that pioneered the organic food movement has become a victim of its own success as the high growth and fat margins it enjoyed for years attracted heavy competition from larger players like<b>Kroger</b>and<b>Wal-Mart</b>,and alternative chains like Trader …

Investing

A rental experiment: Sydney housing demand is strong as ever

A long queue is usually a sign something of value is at the end of it. That wasn't the case in Sydney's Chatswood on Saturday.<p>In the blistering …