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Starbucks Just Gave Big Raises to 150,000 of Its Workers

<b>Starbucks</b> (SBUX) is moving quickly to silence concerns among employees over slashed hours and poor working conditions. On Monday, the coffee giant …

The Concept Of Money And The Money Illusion

<b>Awareness about the concept of money is making a comeback.</b> Gone are the decades in which the global citizenry was fooled to leave this subject to …

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

If asked, most people would likely declare that they know fairly well what the terms in the title mean. In the heat of the election year political debates, these terms are often used without much thought about their meaning. It happened to me that my opinion was perceived by different people as me …

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.<p>If the goal of the economy is to provide decent-paying work for everyone, that economy clearly isn’t doing a good job at the moment. Real wages for most Americans haven’t …

Economics

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

Capitalism – Killing jobs and the environment

Capitalism<p>Killing jobs and the environment<p>Anna Pha<p>When the new Parliament begins its first sitting this month, the Turnbull government intends …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Why Investing in Infrastructure in Developing Countries Will Benefit Us All

The world is awash in capital, commodities and debt. But rather than conjuring up images of abundance, this toxic conflagration of geoeconomic realities has led many commentators to forecast that the next financial meltdown is just around the corner.<p>One potential choke point in the global economy …

Economic Development

China May Never Get Rich

Flawed institutions are likely to hold it back.<p>China is already the world's largest economy by some measures, such as purchasing power parity. It's clear, however, that the country's growth is slowing. Growth dipped from roughly 10 percent to about 8 percent in 2012, and is falling again amid the …

Economics