Economy

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://qz.com/1687219/germanys-shrinking-economy-is-raising-fears-of-a-euro-zone-recession/
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Germany contracted, a week after the UK economy reported going into reverse.
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https://www.france24.com/en/20191222-eight-west-african-countries-agree-sever-common-currency-france-ivory-coast-emmanuel-macron/
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Eight West African countries Saturday agreed to change the name of their common currency to Eco and severed the CFA franc’s links to former colonial ruler France.
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https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/24/to-achieve-universal-healthcare-the-who-needs-to-be-open-to-working-with-the-private-secto
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To achieve universal healthcare, the WHO needs to be open to working with the private sector ǀ View
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https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2015/jul/02/internet-of-thing-media-industry
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It is one of the most hyped technologies of the moment, but the impact on wearables has been disappointing so far, says Marc Ambasna-Jones
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-opts-tax-cuts-jolt-its-economy-awake
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Mindful of the country's slowing economy, Beijing is slashing taxes to generate growth. Whether the move succeeds is another question.
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https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/10/31/a-flat-tax-scheme-is-luring-the-wealthy-to-italy
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Many are Britons fleeing Brexit
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https://hackernoon.com/india1-avocado-startups-product-market-fit-dbfb7a8b2ef6
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https://www.businessinsider.com/automation-one-trillion-dollars-global-economy-jpmam-report-2017-11
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"Technology will affect economic growth rates and capital market returns in ways that are difficult to foresee," JPM Asset Management said.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/07/14/329887356/how-the-millennials-may-save-america
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Millennials are the most populous generation in America. From a demographic perspective, this is very good news.
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https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/09/05/1911370/0/en/Germany-automotive-radar-market-to-cross-USD-500-Million-by-2024-Global-Market-Insights-Inc.html
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Key automotive radar market players are NXP, Infineon, STM, Valeo, ZF TRW Automotive, Texas Instruments, Hella, Robert Bosch, Fujitsu, Delphi Automotive,...
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https://www.governing.com/columns/washington-watch/gov-america-demographics-population.html
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The birth rate is at an all-time low. That’s going to have a major impact on public services.
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https://nationalpost.com/opinion/stephen-gordon-you-know-theres-a-reason-no-ones-put-in-a-guaranteed-annual-income-yet
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GAI Stage III — not actually a joke, but not a proposal to be taken seriously, either
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https://www.quantumrun.com/qr_dev/chinas-giant-400-billion-iran-investment-complicates-us-options
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https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/digital-age/the-application-of-data-and-analytics-tools-is-helping-insurers-make-better-faster-decisions-161220.aspx
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Newly appointed chief analytics officer on how digital transformation allows for improved risk prediction and price optimization
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https://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/inequality-as-a-defining-challenge/?_r=0&mtrref=undefined&gwh=3C227A4CFE1865B7DCDCFA06E84FC44A&gwt=pay&assetType=PAYWALL
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http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2013/07/new-rent-laws-aim-keep-paris-becoming-only-rich/6187/
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https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/as-new-work-realities-set-in-here-s-what-employees-should-know-1.1443297
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https://www.governing.com/now/The-Need-for-Equitable-Health-Care-Amid-COVID-19.html
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The pandemic is hitting African American communities hardest. Black mayors are taking the lead in narrowing racial disparities and working for policies that help protect everyone.
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https://bigthink.com/videos/the-colossal-problem-with-universal-basic-income
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Universal basic income may have originated as a way to give people enough money to survive and unleash creative human potential, but it will not fix income inequality in the long term. Giving people money to spend on extractive corporate capitalism only makes the 1% richer. The 99% must own the means of production and share in profits.
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https://www.newconstructs.com/internet-economy-killed-inflation/
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https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/middle-east-and-africa/lions-on-the-move-realizing-the-potential-of-africas-economies
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Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s economies moving forward.