The Economic Operating System I recently read Douglas Rushkoff’s provocative new book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus. Rushkoff is a media theorist, but this book falls comfortably into the area of big think economics. Its premise is that the underlying “operating system” of our economy — capital growth above all else — is not a fundamental law of markets, […]
Originally published on RenewEconomy. A new survey from energy consultancy Energeia says the point of mass uptake of battery storage on economic grounds may be closer than most people think, although it would require a different tariff structure for electricity prices. Show More Summary
Craig Calhoun has been director of the London School of Economics and Political Science since September 2012 and is poised this summer to become the new president of the Berggruen Institute, a “think and action tank” concerned with political...Show More Summary
In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, there’s an interview with President Obama in which he assesses his economic legacy, and as you might expect, he has a complicated view of things. He thinks his administration did an excellent job pulling us out of the Great Recession: “I actually compare our economic performance to how, […]
Jan Libich of La Trobe University has a new book out called Real-World Economic Policy: Insights from Leading Australian Economists. Each chapter has a fairly accessible introduction to an economic policy issue, along with an interview with an Australian economist: examples include Bob Gregory, Andrew Leigh and Warwick McKibbin. It’s useful both as an intro […]
If you don’t think the current central bank driven economic and financial bubble is going to end badly, recall a crucial historical fact. To wit, the worldwide race of central banks to the zero bound and NIRP and their $10 trillion bond-buying spree during the last seven years was the brain child of Ben S Bernanke. Show More Summary
The study, from a conservative think tank, says New York is filled with "high taxes and rampant cronyism."
"I think it's going to be disruptive. I think it's going to allow for a lot more economic growth than people realize…as a new demographic boom is about to come online and really generate a lot of economic velocity and activity. To me, that's very, very bullish..."
This post was originally published on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. From the lips of Paul Ryan, Chief Spokesman of Blame-the-Poor politics, came a curious mea culpa recently: He should not have referred to hard-working...Show More Summary
Want affordable healthcare? This shady practice of stock market manipulation must go. This post originally appeared on the blog for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Now that new Treasury Department rules have effectively thwarted Pfizer's attempt to evade its U.S. Show More Summary
This post, co-authored by Ken Jacobson, industrial journalist and communications director of the Academic-Industry Research Network, originally appeared on the blog for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Now that new Treasury Department rules have effectively thwarted Pfizer's attempt to evade its U.S. Show More Summary
A new report from the Oxford Martin School has warned that the world’s energy sector is “uncomfortably close” to pushing global warming above 2°C. A new study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and...Show More Summary
We should think of the financial system as a utility, in the same way that we think of sewage systems and electricity distribution. The following is an excerpt from the new book Break Up The Banks! by David Shirreff (Melville House,Show More Summary
I like to think of our annual 40 Under 40 feature as a barometer of the New York economy. Call it the 40s Economic Index. So what do this year's honorees tell us? Well, first of all, New Yorkers... To view the full story, click the title link.
Did you ever think only a Monty Python member could explain the wild economic upheavals of the last century? A new documentary, "Boom Bust Boom," thinks so, too. Python Terry Jones co-directed and appears with a bunch of economists,Show More Summary
Summary: While the 2016 candidates widely discuss broad business and economic issues, new research finds nearly 90 percent of U.S. small business owners think candidates are not making small business a top priority. A new survey released...Show More Summary
There are several ways of thinking about economic distress. One is inequality. Utah is the most equal state, then Alaska, Wyoming and New Hampshire. In terms of median family income, Maryland is the richest state, then New Hampshire....Show More Summary
Clean-energy philanthropist Jay Faison implored clean-energy advocates on Thursday to think about how to communicate more effectively about the economic and carbon-cutting potential of nuclear energy.
An economist takes aim at both candidates' plans. Ed Kane teaches finance at Boston College and is a grantee of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He studies the dangerous risks posed by big banks and sees the current system as hurting taxpayers and favoring the interests of megabankers and financiers. Show More Summary
Performance-Based Regulation In A High Distributed Energy Resources Future Mark Newton Lowry, Pacific Economics Group Research Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics Project Manager and Technical Editor: Lisa Schwartz, Lawrence Berkeley...Show More Summary