The Problem With Profits | Big Firms In The United States Have Never Had It So Good. Time For More Competition.
AMERICA used to be the land of opportunity and optimism. Now opportunity is seen as the preserve of the elite: two-thirds of Americans believe the economy is rigged in favour of vested interests. And ...
Corporate Crime Runs Rampant Thanks To 'Rigged' System: Elizabeth Warren
Three days before the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released what might have been her closing argument had she been a candidate in the presidential race. It’s a thorough indictment of a rig...
Low Birth Rates: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Are Threatening Fertility In Industrialised Countries
Behind the article are fertility researchers from Denmark, the US and Finland. The researchers studied a number of factors related to fertility, and one of the main conclusions of their study was that...
A Group Of Middle-Aged Whites In The U.S. Is Dying At A Startling Rate
Drugs, alcohol and suicide appear to be taking a toll on men and women ages 45-54 with no college education. large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rat...
Labor Unions Aren't Just Helpful — They Might Be 'Necessary'
Through boom and bust, the American worker has been faced by two trends over the past few decades: the percentage of workers that are members of labor unions has decreased and the American middle clas...
Economic geography
Economic geography is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities across the world. It represents a traditional subfield of the discipline of geography. How...
Economic geology
Economic geology is concerned with earth materials that can be used for economic and/or industrial purposes. These materials include precious and base metals, nonmetallic minerals, construction-grade ...
Political economy
Political economy was the original term used for studying production and trade, and their relations with law, custom, and government, as well as with the distribution of national income and wealth. Po...
Socioeconomics
Socioeconomics (also known as socio-economics or social economics) is the social science that studies how economic activity affects and is shaped by social processes. In general it analyzes how societ...
The Problem With Profits | Big Firms In The United States Have Never Had It So Good. Time For More Competition.
AMERICA used to be the land of opportunity and optimism. Now opportunity is seen as the preserve of the elite: two-thirds of Americans believe the economy is rigged in favour of vested interests. And ...
Armchair theorizing
Armchair theorizing, armchair philosophizing, or armchair scholarship is an approach to providing new developments in a field that does not involve the collection of new information but, rather, a car...
The Philosophy of Money
The Philosophy of Money (1900) is a book on economic sociology by the German sociologist and social philosopher, Georg Simmel.
Probably considered Simmel's greatest work. Simmel saw money as a str...
Attention economy
Attention economics is an approach to the management of information that treats human attention as a scarce commodity, and applies economic theory to solve various information management problems. Put...
Transformation in economics
Transformation in economics refers to a long-term change in dominant economic activity in terms of prevailing relative engagement or employment of able individuals.Human economic systems undergo a num...
Gossan
Gossan (eiserner hut or eisenhut) is intensely oxidized, weathered or decomposed rock, usually the upper and exposed part of an ore deposit or mineral vein. In the classic gossan or iron cap all that ...
Adaptive strategies
The expression adaptive strategies is used by anthropologist Yehudi Cohen to describe a society’s system of economic production. Cohen argued that the most important reason for similarities between t...
Middle-class squeeze
The middle-class squeeze is the situation where increases in wages fail to keep up with inflation for middle-income earners, while at the same time, the phenomenon fails to have a similar impact on th...
Mining
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, or reef, which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the m...
Heritage commodification
Heritage commodification is the process by which cultural themes and expressions come to be evaluated primarily in terms of their exchange value, specifically within the context of cultural tourism. T...
Grinold and Kroner Model
The Grinold and Kroner Model is used to calculate expected returns for a stock, stock index or the market as whole. It is a part of a larger framework for making forecasts about market expectations.Th...
Sex differences in social capital
Sex differences in social capital are differences between men and women in their ability to co-ordinate actions and achieve their aims through trust, norms and networks. Social capital is often seen a...
Measurable economic welfare
Measurable economic welfare (MEW) is a method to measure the living standards.
In 1972, William Nordhaus and James Tobin developed Measurable economic welfare (MEW).This adjusts GDP by adding leis...
Maven
A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. The word maven comes from Hebrew, meaning "one who understands", based on an accumulation of k...
Pluralism in economics
The pluralism in economics movement is a campaign to 'enrich teaching and research and reinvigorate the discipline... [and bring] economics back into the service of society'. Dalen writes that economi...
Military–industrial–media complex
The military–industrial–media complex is an offshoot of the military–industrial complex. Organizations like Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting have accused the military industrial media complex of us...
Axe-monies
Axe-monies refer to bronze artifacts found in both western Mesoamerica and the northern Andes. Based on ethnohistorical, archaeological, chemical, and metallurgical analyses, the scholars Hosler, Lech...
Commercial state
The commercial state concept (and its important variant, commercial society) is sometimes associated with Adam Ferguson's concept of civil society and refers to a government or political state devoted...