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The Invention Of 'The Economy'

If you'd asked somebody 100 years ago, "How's the economy doing?" they wouldn't have known what you were talking about.<p>At the time, people talked about things like banking panics, and national wealth, and trade. But, according to Zachary Karabell, this thing we call the economy — this thing that we …

An Animated History Of The Minimum Wage

As Congress debates whether or not to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 from its current level of $7.25, here’s a look back at when and how …

Jobless Line Shortest in Three Months, but Productivity Slowed

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather.<p>Separately, the government sharply revised down non-farm productivity for the fourth quarter, …

Inflation? Hooey, but You Still Need Protection in Retirement

Betting on the return of inflation has been a fool’s game for more than two decades. But that doesn’t mean inflation has been whipped forever, and …

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …