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The Crisis Next Time – Carmen Reinhart and Vincent Reinhart

At the turn of this century, most economists in the developed world believed that major economic disasters were a thing of the past, or at least relegated to volatile emerging markets. Financial systems in rich countries, the thinking went, were too sophisticated to simply collapse. Markets were capable of regulating themselves. Policymakers had tamed the … Continue reading The Crisis Next Time – Carmen Reinhart and Vincent Reinhart

Enterprises, Emotion & the Rise of The ‘Empathy Economy – Mike Elgan

Big business is getting emotional. User interfaces and other aspects of enterprise computing are being increasingly designed to detect the emotional states or moods of users, and also to simulate emotion when they communicate back to the users. A Gartner report published in January said that within four years, your devices will “know more about your … Continue reading Enterprises, Emotion & the Rise of The ‘Empathy Economy – Mike Elgan

America’s Real Economy: It Isn’t Booming – Peter Georgescu

Ostensibly, for the past ten years, US economy has been recovering from the 2008 collapse. During the past few years, our comeback seems to have gained momentum. All the official indicators say we’re back in boom times, with a bull market, low unemployment and steady job growth. But there is an alternative set of data … Continue reading America’s Real Economy: It Isn’t Booming – Peter Georgescu

Samsung Pay Comes to Africa, Launching In South Africa – Toby Shapshak

Samsung Pay, the mobile payment from the world's largest smartphone maker, has launched in South Africa. Calling it the first such service in Africa, Samsung has partnered with two of South Africa's big banks, Absa and Standard Bank through MasterCard and Visa cards. The system took three years to set up, says Sung Yoon, president … Continue reading Samsung Pay Comes to Africa, Launching In South Africa – Toby Shapshak

The world’s weird self-organizing economy — Our Finite World

Why is it so difficult to make accurate long-term economic forecasts for the world economy? There are many separate countries involved, each with a self-organizing economy made up of businesses, consumers, governments, and laws. These individual economies together create a single world economy, which again is self-organizing. Self-organizing economies don’t work in a convenient linear […] … Continue reading The world’s weird self-organizing economy — Our Finite World

Why Major Cryptocurrency Investors Are Betting Heavily Against Ethereum – Jeff Kauflin

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency platform in the world, has seen its currency plummet 36% this year. But some major crypto investors think it has more room to fall, and they're betting aggressively against it. New York-based Tetras Capital, a crypto hedge fund that launched last summer and is known for in-depth analyses of cryptocurrency prices, … Continue reading Why Major Cryptocurrency Investors Are Betting Heavily Against Ethereum – Jeff Kauflin

How eBay is Leading The eCommerce Marketing Revolution – Michael Becker

I look up at the clock and realize I’ve been surfing eBay, hypnotically engaged yet directionless for the past two hours. And I realize that what began as a quick search for a ball cap has turned into much more than that—a pleasantly surprising, almost-too-conveniently constructed browsing session of everything I love and want, or … Continue reading How eBay is Leading The eCommerce Marketing Revolution – Michael Becker

Why Tech Workers And Global Companies Are Choosing Canada – Salim Teja

Canada was the business world’s best-kept secret. Progress and innovation in Canada -- especially in artificial intelligence, clean technology and health care -- has been monumental for decades. Yet, we stayed humble through those years of innovation. That is, until the country embraced its position as a destination for commercial investment and a world leader in artificial … Continue reading Why Tech Workers And Global Companies Are Choosing Canada – Salim Teja

5 Secrets To Refinance Your Student Loans – Zack Friedman

With interest rates rising, there's no better time to refinance student loans. Student loan refinancing enables to you combine your existing federal and private student loans into a new, single student loan with a lower interest rate. As a result, you can lower your monthly payment and save significantly on interest costs, which can help … Continue reading 5 Secrets To Refinance Your Student Loans – Zack Friedman

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