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Traditional Thinking is Not Working Any Longer: Move Away From the...

by Debbie Ruston, Featured Contributor WHAT DO ALL entrepreneurs have in common? They came to a point in their lives where they understood they would...

The Rise of the Frugal Economy

In a famous 1937 essay, the economist Ronald Coase argued that the reason Western economies are organized like a pyramid, with a few large...

Automation, Jobs, and The Future of Work

The topic of job displacement has, throughout US history, ignited frustration over technological advances and their tendency to make traditional jobs obsolete; artisans protested...

What Makes us Human is Our Irrationality

I am 14 years old, sitting in my first economics class. We are taught that we make decisions as rational men, Homo economicus. That...

It Takes Less Time for Me to Handle the Issues Myself…

by Tina Cherpes, Featured Contributor Ask TheSalesShrink - #14 Q. I’VE BEEN A sales manager for about 6 months and I know I shouldn’t do this...

Millennials’ Political Views Don’t Make Any Sense

Millennial politics is simple, really. Young people support big government, unless it costs any more money. They're for smaller government, unless budget cuts scratch...

Top 11 Funniest Papers in the History of Economics

This list is naturally a subjective endeavor, so readers are welcome to fault me for selecting one of my own articles for the list....

The Best Lecture I’ve Ever Heard

Mr. Frost, my superb economics teacher in England, once shared the story of two people talking about a lecture given by the late Milton...

Merrill Lynch Reduces Housing Forecast for 2014

From Michelle Meyer at Merrill Lynch: Will April showers bring May flowers? We have all been waiting for the weather to unleash stronger economic...

New Research Tracks Economic Impact of Cancellations and Delays

Economists at the U.S. Travel Association have concluded research finding that the cancellation of one U.S. domestic flight for weather-related reasons costs $31,600 in passengers’ lost economic activity. Economists at the U.S. Travel Association…