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Cryptocurrencies replacing traditional fiat currencies; wealth inequality; the economic impact of automation and the next industrial revolution—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the economies of the future.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vljIei1PwM&feature=youtu.be
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https://medium.com/the-future-of-money/the-problem-with-the-financial-services-elite-97871f30ffa9#.2x7kb7e15
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The “sharing economy” of Silicon Valley parlance makes an Orwellian mockery of the word “sharing”; if you are sharing something with other people, by definition, you aren’t making them pay. But…
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-railway-improve-attractiveness-central-asia
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The ambitious transport project, a long time in the making, will serve the interests of all parties involved by paving the way for a profitable, efficient transit corridor through the strategic region.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-08/wall-street-has-hit-peak-human-and-an-algorithm-wants-your-job
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/economy/spotlight/economics-insights-analysis.html
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Although COVID-19 is likely to reduce the value of some types of capital stock, other capital may become even more productive even after the pandemic.
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https://www.edq.com/data-quality-infographics/cost-of-living-in-america/
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https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/generation-z-takes-a-heavy-jobs-hit-from-covid-19-in-canada-1.1433664
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https://www.vice.com/en/article/xwge9a/math-suggests-inequality-can-be-fixed-with-wealth-redistribution-not-tax-cuts
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A new report from the Complex Systems Institute justifies wealth redistribution with mathematics.
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http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-11/22/c_138573663.htm
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/stake-their-claim-indias-future-foreign-tech-companies-will-play-data-security-rules
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As more Indians come online, New Delhi will work to protect the data of its 1.3 billion citizens from companies like Facebook looking to hitch a ride on the country's digital rise.
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https://futurism.com/digital-currencies-lagarde-imf
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Governments should consider issuing their own digital currencies, the head of a global finance organization told attendees at a fintech conference.
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https://www.barrons.com/articles/some-companies-are-replacing-bonuses-with-charitable-donations-51553950800
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Corporate charitable giving is going up, and more companies are giving employees a say in how gifts are allocated. At some firms, it’s even replacing traditional referral bonuses.
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https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2019/7/19/Inflation-below-4-until-2021.html
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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is confident that inflation will remain low in the coming months, with market watchers also seeing benign price increases for the next three years.
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https://www.governing.com/now/How-a-County-Is-Managing-a-Marijuana-Green-Rush-from-Space.html
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Using satellite imagery, California's Humboldt County has found an effective way to deal with unpermitted and illegal cannabis-cultivation operations and reduce their environmental impact.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/wynne-announcement-hamilton-1.4082476
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Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday that Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will take part in Ontario's basic income pilot project.
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http://suitpossum.blogspot.com/2015/03/bitcoin-power-dynamics.html
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https://financialpost.com/commodities/agriculture/fourth-agricultural-revolution-will-depend-on-technology-and-skills-rbc-study
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RBC says the sector could contribute $51 billion to the economy by 2030 — enough to eclipse both the aeronautics and auto industries
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https://www.theepochtimes.com/lagarde-world-may-face-a-monopoly-problem-in-the-future_2870411.html
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WASHINGTON—The rising power of a few corporate giants could weaken investment, deter innovation, and reduce the share of ...
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https://www.rappler.com/nation/ph-population-142-million-2045
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The Philippine Statistics Authority says the Philippine population will swell by nearly 50M in 2045  even with the projected decline in the annual growth rate
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/06/boeing-inspection-job-tech-crashes-outcry-737-max-poor-quality/3650026002/
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Boeing plans to cut about 900 inspection jobs, using technology replacements at its Seattle area factories, despite uproar over the 737 Max.
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https://techcrunch.com/2016/03/09/transforming-how-retail-banking-works/
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Mobile is changing how people work, travel, read, communicate, shop and many other lifestyle behaviors. In the Internet Trends 2015 report by KPCB, mobile engagement is better than ever, with three hours of time spent per day on mobile devices in 2015 compared to an hour per day five years ago (a 300 percent increase). Adding to this, there was 69 percent and 23 percent annual worldwide growth in