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Are we heading for Financial Armageddon?

The internet is filled with financial prophets of doom, all proclaiming the Fiat Money End Times. Should we be worried that they're right?

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Uber and the Metered Taxis: It’s Not About Price

Yes, Uber might be cheaper - but why aren't the metered taxi drivers demanding that Uber raise its prices? Something...doesn't add up.

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Love Economics: the art of partnering up

Finding a partner might be a game of economic efficiency. And isn't that historically accurate?

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Toy Economies: a recession of babysitters

A short tale of economic whimsy. And a recession. And then shortages.

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All the fake news

Fake News: hunting for the truth algorithm

You know what a truth algorithm is? It's a regulation. I mean, it might be a good one. But it's still a regulation.

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Why do UberX drivers drive so slowly?

And what do UberX drivers earn per hour? Because the answer on Uber's webpage seems...high.

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cultural stereotypes and labels

The Economics of Cultural Stereotypes

Are some economies culturally doomed to fail, while others culturally destined for prosperity? Or can cultures change?

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water usage regulations

Water Regulations: Do We Need Them?

If we just drill out underground water, will everything be fine? Or will we follow in the footsteps of Yemen, and have a water war?

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Progress and moving on up

Progress: Things Are Really Not That Bad

2016 has been a tough year for progressiveness. But it's been a really great 200 years of human progress. So let's celebrate that.

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Deck the halls with macro follies! ~ Christmas Consumption

Is it better to save money, or to spend it? Spoiler alert: the answer is 'yes'. Featuring a youtube clip of your favourite econocarols.

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