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A Leading Elephant Conservationist Has Been Murdered in Tanzania

Police in Tanzania have launched an investigation into the murder of a leading elephant conservationist who was shot dead in Dar es Salaam. He had …

A West Deep in Crisis Has a False Sense of Security

Western financial markets are in high spirits. Credit spreads and other indicators of uncertainty such as the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, suggest …

Here's what a war between North Korea and the US could do to the global economy

Tensions between the US and North Korea escalated further Tuesday evening when President Donald Trump promised "fire, fury, and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before" in response to recent threats from North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un.<p>Hours later, North Korea …

North Korea

The world is split over whether the US or China is the dominant economic superpower

<i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.</i><p>Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the world has had one undisputed economic superpower: the United States.<p>But while the U.S. has enjoyed its moment in the sun, the balance of power has been slowly shifting towards …

Trump promised a trade war. Here’s what he’s doing instead.

THE TRANSCRIPT of President Trump’s Jan. 27 phone conversation with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico made fascinating reading — especially in light of what has actually happened among the United States, Mexico and their North American free-trade partner, Canada, since the call. It’s not a …

Globalization

Trump’s policy illiteracy includes the basics of economic data

On Friday morning, the latest data on domestic economic growth was released, and we learned that the economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.6% in …

World War II: Japanese-American Internment Entrenched Economic Inequality for 50 Years, Study Finds

The World War II internment of Japanese-Americans in desolate prison camps across the United States has had sweeping effects on the economic status …

Supply-Siders Still Push What Doesn't Work

The old recipe of tax cuts, deregulation and fiscal austerity does little for growth.<p>The case for supply-side economics is by now so familiar that it’s almost a catechism. First, the supply-siders will point out that economic growth is slow. They’ll remind us how much better things were in the …

U.S. businesses fear Trump mishandling of China IP, trade probe

© Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One as he departs for a day trip to West Virginia from the White House in Washington<p>By Ginger …

Donald Trump

Is Dodd-Frank Crippling Banks or Saving Them?

When President Trump was elected in November, one of his biggest promises to the finance industry was that he would roll back the Obama-era …

Dodd-Frank

Why Trumponomics cannot make America great again

Given the Trump presidency’s political ineffectiveness it is hard to envisage much changing economically either, be it growth, trade or tax<p>Now that US President Donald Trump has been in office for six months, we can more confidently assess the prospects for the US economy and economic policymaking …

Economics

Paul Krugman: The GOP has been caught in one of its most noxious lies

Much to Mitch McConnell’s chagrin, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, thanks in no small part to senators Lisa Murkowski, John …

How can we create a better life for everyone?

Why is equality still so elusive, while inequality is seen as normal and almost inevitable? We interview the sharpest economic minds in the world, as …