Economics

Does Every Company Need a Human Economist?

AI may be unparalleled at crunching numbers, but is that all it takes to replace a human economist? Jesper Koll weighs in on the issue.
AI may be unparalleled at crunching numbers, but is that all it takes to replace a human economist? Jesper Koll weighs in on the issue.

What Kind of Resource Is Data?

Is data the new oil? Economists say no—but that doesn't mean it's without value. Here's why data is REALLY valuable.
Is data the new oil? Economists say no—but that doesn't mean it's without value. Here's why data is REALLY valuable.

How Do Platform Monopolies Take Advantage of Producers?

Platform monopolies—think Facebook, Amazon, or Google—can demand their supplier's data...
Platform monopolies—think Facebook, Amazon, or Google—can demand their supplier's data...

The Circular Economy, Your Business, and Your Future

The circular economy is a sustainability model that balances material needs with impact on the planet.
The circular economy is a sustainability model that balances material needs with impact on the planet.

Digital Currency Will Bring a Wave of New Policy Tools

What if we did away with paper money altogether? Here's why some fiscal and monetary policy enthusiasts are excited for the prospect.
What if we did away with paper money altogether? Here's why some fiscal and monetary policy enthusiasts are excited for the prospect.

Space Tourism Is around the Corner

One astronaut is doing everything she can to get Japan's...
One astronaut is doing everything she can to get Japan's...

The Social Contract and Erosion of Society

Why does it feel like our society is coming apart?...
Why does it feel like our society is coming apart?...

The Future Holds More Unemployment, and Our Only Defense Is Universal Basic Income

Coronavirus is just a preview for the effects of unemployment from automation. Only one economic mechanism can keep society from crumbling: UBI.
Coronavirus is just a preview for the effects of unemployment from automation. Only one economic mechanism can keep society from crumbling: UBI.