Category: Economics In Real Life


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 taxi strikes

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, and balloons

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 and babysitting

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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christmas consumption on bond street

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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