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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

How social media creates angry, poorly informed partisans

A while back, hackers linked to the Russian government stole a cache of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and furnished them to WikiLeaks. One of those emails has generated a lot of interest in conservative circles because — conservatives say — it shows that polls are being …

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

<b>Memo:</b> From Nick Hanauer <b><br>To:</b> My Fellow Zillionaires<p>You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in …

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

20th Century

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is an enormous difference between wanting to do something and being able to make a living at doing that something. Have you ever watched the American Idol audition shows and witnessed a tone deaf singer's shocked reaction when the …

YouTube

YouTube

Forbidden fruit

MAKING the case that Apple’s gizmos are not “cutting-edge” is a way to goad devotees into an online tirade about the quality of the iPhone’s camera …

UK trade deficit falls after record rise in exports

Goods exports volumes climbed by 11.2% in April, the biggest monthly increase since records began in 1998<p>A record jump for Britain’s goods exports helped the country’s trade deficit fall more than expected in April.<p>Coming after a set of healthy figures from the high street and the manufacturing …

Economy

WTO chief says post-Brexit trade talks must start from scratch

Roberto Azevêdo says leave vote would present complex and unusual situation with UK unable to ‘cut and paste’ its former EU-negotiated trade deals<p>Negotiations about the shape of the UK’s post-Brexit trade arrangements would have to start from scratch after a leave vote in the EU referendum, the …

Cheap oil will weigh on global economy, says World Bank

Growth expected to slow this year as oil exporters in developing countries struggle to cope with lower energy prices<p>Global growth will slow this year as oil exporters in the developing world struggle to cope with lower energy prices, the World Bank has said in its half-yearly economic health …

Five threats to American prosperity tie the hands of its banker-in-chief

Janet Yellen, the head of the Federal Reserve, has been criticised for dithering, but there are many factors stopping her from raising interest rates<p>When Janet Yellen sits down with her colleagues on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate-setting committee this week, another slice of her credibility …

Nearly one in six workers in England and Wales in insecure work

Focus on boosting pay risks ignoring debt problems for millions on zero-hour contracts, Citizens Advice says<p>Four-and-a-half million people in England and Wales are in insecure work, according to research by Citizens Advice, which has warned too much focus on boosting pay risks ignoring the problem …

Markets braced for choppy week as pound falls amid Brexit fears

Sterling and Asian stocks fall to two-month lows amid uncertainty about EU vote and state of world economy<p>Financial markets suffered falls on Monday amid growing fears that Britain could vote to leave the EU.<p>Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index hit a three-week low as another bout of Brexit angst hit …

China's one-child policy reversal cautiously welcomed

<b>Chinese state media have welcomed the news China is reforming its decades-old one-child policy, with one editorial saying it "echoes the people's will".</b><p>But right groups have said the measures do not go far enough and restrictions should be abolished altogether.<p>On Thursday, the government said it …

Delhi begins car rationing to curb pollution

<b>Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have launched major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.</b><p>Private cars with even and odd number plates are being allowed on alternate days from Friday in an initial two-week trial.<p>Emergency vehicles like ambulances, police cars, …

Tobacco packaging ruling a ‘present’ for children, Reilly says

Government to press ahead with plans to introduce measure from May, Minister says<p>Wed, Dec 23, 2015, 16:17 Updated: Thu, Dec 24, 2015, 06:22<p>Minister …

Auschwitz price-fixing claims: Israel police arrest nine

<b>Nine executives at Israeli travel agencies have been arrested on suspicion of fixing the price of high school students' trips to former Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz.</b><p>Police say they are investigating allegations of a secret price-fixing arrangement by companies who organise the trips for …

Google accounts show 10.7 billion euros moved via low tax 'Dutch sandwich' in 2014

AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) - Google moved 10.7 billion euros (£8.3 billion) through the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2014, as part of a structure which allows it to earn most of its foreign income tax free.<p>Google's new Canadian engineering headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario January 14, 2016. …

Income Tax

Is there a serious problem with coffee capsules?

<b>The German city of Hamburg has banned coffee pods from state-run buildings as part of an environmental drive to reduce waste. Should others follow suit, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.</b><p>First there was the coffee bean, then the instant coffee jar, and then expensive coffee shop drinks on the go.<p>In the past …

Output shortage driving up Aussie avocado price

SYDNEY, Feb 22, 2016: While prices for most Australian commodities are bumping along the floor, local avocados are fetching a king's ransom thanks to …

Western Australia

When barometers go wrong

AMERICA’s labour market has become a reliable source of comfort when other economic indicators dismay. When growth slowed to just 0.8% in the first …

Economics

The Myth of the Barter Economy

Adam Smith said that quid-pro-quo exchange systems preceded economies based on currency, but there’s no evidence that he was right.<p>Imagine life before money. Say, you made bread but you needed meat.<p>But what if the town butcher didn’t want your bread? You’d have to find someone who did, trading …

Native Americans

Economics explained: the deficit and the debt - video

James Armstrong, Phil Maynard, Katie Allen, Alex Purcell and Pascal Wyse

Visualized: Global Trade As A Frenzy Of Color-Coded Pixels

Harvard researchers built an interactive infographic to unpack international exports.<p>There’s a rule of thumb that to have a healthy diet, you should eat the rainbow–meaning fruits and veggies of all colors. A similar notion could be applied to a country’s economic health. The more diverse the …

The surprising way groups like ISIS stay in power

ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas. These three very different groups are known for violence — but that’s only a portion of what they do, says policy analyst …

What explains the rise of humans?

Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other …

The Ripple Effects of China's Weakening Currency

The central bank devalued the yuan for the second straight day.<p>China devalued its currency for the second straight day, sending markets across the region sharply lower and raising fresh concerns about the health of the world’s second-largest economy.<p>The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central …

Central Banks