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Congress killed tax havens in one fell swoop

Congress has gotten its act together and made America competitive again. The recently-passed tax reduction package for families and corporations will …

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

No dye: Cancer patients’ gray hair darkened on immune drugs

CHICAGO — Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their …

Canada's housing bubble looks disturbingly familiar

On several key metrics, Canada’s housing market has far surpassed the U.S. at its peak<p>Last March, Canada’s unstoppable bull market in housing entered …

How to Fight Cancer (When Cancer Fights Back)

Understanding how the disease evolves is the key to stopping it.<p>In early 2014, Laura Brealey was visiting her daughters in Singapore when she slipped on a marble floor and cracked her hip. She had it replaced, but in the process, the surgeons noticed that her breathing sounded odd, and told her to …

China’s central bank thinks digital currency can do one thing cash can’t

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has been working to develop its own digital currency. Having recently completed a trial run of its cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology, the PBoC is moving closer to becoming one of the first central banks to issue digital money.<p>The …

Central Banks

Bannon and Trump have quietly installed an alt-National Security Council operating inside the White House

<b>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)</b><p>The Strategic Initiatives Group is the White House pipeline to the white nationalists of the European right<p>Jefferson Morley<p>March 17, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Less than a month after much-admired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster took over from …

Foreign Policy

Knee Patients Spending Millions on Wasted Treatments, Study Finds

Wasted treatments for knee pain have racked up millions of dollars in medical bills, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>Patients who had knee replacements went through treatments such as injections that did not help, that are not recommended, and that accounted for a third of their total medical bills, …

Pain

Modi is a magician who could even give Houdini a run for his money

A hypnotist, an escape artist and peddler of dreams, he is a performer without equal in India.<p>Narendra Modi is a magician. In the aftermath of the …

India

The art of the Trumpaclysm: How the United States invaded, occupied and remade itself

President Trump’s presidency came from somewhere and developed out of something<p>It’s been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens?) A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen of any sort in America (and possibly the world), shows no sign of ending. What a hit it's …

National Security Council spokesman quits CIA, writes scathing editorial in Washington Post

<b>(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Edward Price worked loyally for Bush and Obama, but Trump has been too troubling<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 21, 2017 12:39pm (UTC)<p>Edward Price, who has worked for the CIA since 2006 and until recently served as spokesman for the National Security Council, is leaving because he was …

Instead of draining the swamp, Trump has become Wall Street’s best buddy | Will Hutton

The president promised a radical overhaul of banking, but is encouraging the money men’s worst excesses<p>President Trump was an accident waiting to happen. The US had entered a zone of fragility: there were too many inequalities, grievances and accompanying disillusion in a system felt not to work .<p>A …

Donald Trump

A Perfect Storm For The Global Economy

Since we are in totally uncharted waters, no one can know exactly how the world's bold experiment with highly unorthodox monetary policy will end. …

Financial crisis 2.0?

While everyone fixates on the U.S. election, developments in the world economy threaten to create problems for the next president and, possibly, trigger a major financial crisis. A little-noticed study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delivers the bad news. It finds that global debt — …

Economics

The Failure of the Euro

By creating a single currency without the institutions to sustain it, the E.U. wound up with low growth, high unemployment, and popular disaffection.<p>It seems unlikely that anyone will ever write a rap musical about the foundation of the European Union, but until “Hamilton” it seemed unlikely that …

Economics

It’s Not Just Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—The Whole World Is Turning On Its Elites

U.S. politics and its voters are often insular and inward looking, but right now the same issues Americans care about are creating a firestorm in …

A crisis brewing in bonds, how markets got Brexit so wrong, and top industrial stock picks

A friend of mine manages a few billion dollars of bonds in his day job as the chief investment officer of a financial services firm, but doesn't own a single bond of any type in his personal portfolio. He considers fixed-income investing to be a mug's game in today's environment of ultralow – and …

Genetically enhancing our children could raise interest rates

With embryo selection, a woman produces many embryos that are examined by a fertility clinic, and then the clinic implants in her one of the embryos that happens to be free of the harmful gene. Once we understand how DNA can influence human intelligence, fertility clinics could also base their …

China's Slowdown Hits Nearby Economies Hardest

Those nearest to China are among the hardest hit as growth in the world's second-largest economy grinds to the slowest pace in a quarter century.<p>Hong …

The Obligation of Being an Officer by George Patton | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: General George S. Patton was legendarily strict about soldiers’ upholding discipline and character, whether in the barracks or in the</i> …

Self-improvement

The last time there were this many unsold $100M+ homes on the market, the world economy imploded

Depending on how much credence you give to "whisper listings," there are between 27 and 50 $100,000,000+ houses on the market; last year, only two …

When Brad Birkenfeld blew the whistle on UBS, the US government paid him $104M and sent him to jail

This interview with UBS whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld is as neat a case study in financial corruption as you could ask for: Birkenfeld's disclosures …

Corruption

Can Bitcoin Uber The Fed? Gilder Says Gold Standard Is Coming Whether Central Banks Want It Or Not

George Gilder’s new book, <i>The Scandal of Money</i>, is the most hopeful thing I’ve read about monetary policy in a long time. Most of what is written about money is just awful — worse than nothing: anti-knowledge. A few writers—Forbes, Gilder, Skousen, Lehrman, and their disciples (Tamny, Mueller, …

Ludwig von Mises

It's time to expose the myths of the neo-liberal economic model | Greg Jericho

As developed economies such as Australia’s struggle to encourage growth, even the disciples of austerity are admitting that they might have it wrong<p>For Malcolm Turnbull the election is all about jobs and growth and a belief that a company tax cut and reducing government spending is the way to …

When It Comes to Taxes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Have 1 Thing in Common

There’s a pile of money hiding offshore. It’s true that jobs are also leaving the United States because American companies find it convenient to cut …

China Is Laying The Foundation For The Next World Gold Standard System

On April 19, the Shanghai Gold Fix officially began. The pricing mechanism is intended to be a replacement for the London Gold Fix, the primary price-discovery mechanism for gold bullion today. The London “bullion” market is not a market in bullion. Rather, it is a market in “unallocated” gold, …

Deutsche Bank

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

It’s easy to forget manners when you’re all alone. From showing up late to meetings and forgetting simple things like “please” and “thank you,” …

Productivity

Here's How Ben Bernanke's "Helicopter Money" Plan Might Work

You’d think it wouldn’t be so hard to spark a little inflation.<p>But in recent years, the Federal Reserve has consistently fallen short of its goal of …

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now

The European Patent Office has identified this year's class of inventions that are shaping the future today.<p>X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for …

Inventions