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Trump’s Ban On Travel To Cuba Might Actually Help Cuba’s Economy

When President Trump announced last month that he would re-impose strict limitations on Americans’ travel to Cuba, he said the policy would put …

The Job Market Is Having A ‘Goldilocks’ Moment

The U.S. job market’s long recovery is going strong — and there are signs it still has room to run.<p>U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, the …

Irma Is Bearing Down On Some Of Florida’s Most Vulnerable Residents

As Irma makes its way up Florida’s Gulf Coast, it’s on a path to disrupt some of the state’s most vulnerable residents. The Florida coasts and …

Trump Keeps Derailing His Own Agenda

Once again, the president’s efforts to talk about infrastructure collapsed under a mess of his own making.<p><i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s</i> …

The psychological reasons you can't save

Professor Slonim says the main psychological barrier people face when attempting to save is a bias towards short-term rewards over longer term …

Brisbane

People Make Bad Decisions -- Use It To Your Advantage

<b>Why You Steal The Office Supply But Not The “Office Kitty”</b><p>You’re sitting in your office, working late, when the phone rings. It’s your wife, asking you to bring home a marking pen and a stack of copy paper from the office.<p>You promise to do so and end the conversation. When you go to the supply room …

Psychology

With hurricanes raging, why can’t politicians confront climate change? Behavioural economics explains

The devastating storms in America have kept the issue of climate change firmly in the public mind.<p>But so far, it has proved very difficult for …

New rail routes between China and Europe will change trade patterns

ASTANA in Kazakhstan is one of the world’s most remote capitals, surrounded by thousands of kilometres of empty steppe. This summer Astana attempted …

Fiscal crisis: Why we should be afraid

SA is teetering on the brink of a fiscal cliff. Should populist policies prevail, low growth and rising debt could be the country’s undoing<p>BL …

Automation Replaced 800,000 Workers, Then It Created 3.5 Million New Jobs | Alston Ghafourifar

These days, it’s tough to avoid newspaper headlines warning that artificial intelligence is coming for your job. The problem is that, often, the only …

Artificial Intelligence

The digital economy is making us poorer - but that can't be right

Use of WhatsApp as an example of productivity growth and economic measures tells us we're worse off. Are we therefore measuring the numbers wrongly?

China declares itself a global power

IN RECENT days government employees across China, from postal officials in the north-east to tax auditors in the south-west, have been corralled into …

China