Publication: Free exchange

First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Important, shocking, but lacking

UNICEF, a branch of the United Nations, has just released an interesting report on child poverty during the Great Recession. The report’s results have been reported widely and are distressing. It shows that since 2008 2.6 million children in rich countries ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

A mixed bill of health

THIS week: The European Central Bank's health-check of big European banks and the state of American business  Continue reading ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 27 2014]
Entities: Bank
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

Putting the boot in development

I’VE STUMBLED across an interesting paper, which looks at the economic impact of TOMS Shoes. When you buy a pair of TOMS, they give another pair to an impoverished child. TOMS has come under a fair amount of criticism for what it does, including a ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

The human-driven driverless car

TECHNOLOGY companies from Google to Audi have made remarkable strides in autonomous vehicle technology over the last few years. This progress is the more impressive given the fact that a decade ago technologists considered driving to be a near un-automatable ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

A market unto itself

AMID the sell-off in global equities over the past month, one market has made for an unlikely safe haven. While American, European and Japanese stock indices have fallen by roughly 5-9% since late September, Chinese stocks have been flat. For a market ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 21 2014]
Entities: China, Safe Haven, Stocks, Casino
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Breaking the rules

AS UNPLEASANT as global economic conditions look just now we can at least be thankful that things aren't anywhere near as bad as they were in 2009, to say nothing of 1931. Neither are those sorts of nasty scenarios a risk. Right? There are lots of reasons ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 21 2014]
Entities: Risk, Deflation
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Big, bad Amazon

LAST week, the Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Jean Tirole (see this week's Free exchange column ) for his work examining the difficulties in regulating firms with substantial market power. Mr Tirole's research is as relevant as ever, thanks ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

The great unbundling

THIS week our correspondents discuss deflation, the TV business and the politics of wages ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 20 2014]
Entities: Deflation
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Poverty elucidation day

FRIDAY October 17th was China’s first official “Poverty Alleviation Day”, an annual convocation of “forums and fundraisers”, designed to rally efforts to combat deprivation. Of course, thanks to China’s rapid economic progress, the country already alleviates ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

An enigmatic slowdown

Simon Cox is Investment Strategist for Asia-Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management in Hong Kong. THE chart below shows growth and inflation in an unidentified economy. Even without naming the place, it is clear that all is not going well. The country ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

China no more

IN THIS week’s print edition we published a chart that looks at the world’s biggest economies over time . We timed it to coincide with the news that China, at least in purchasing-power parity terms, is now the world's biggest economy. People tend to ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Get a life—or get fat

IN THE last year we have written a series of articles on working hours, many of which were rather popular. We have tried to explain why the rich now work longer than the poor , and why working shorter hours is good for your productivity . What ... [Published Free exchange - Oct 14 2014]

Quotes

...One gets a sense of it in the line associated with an investment fund of his: "we were promised flying cars, and instead what we got was 140 characters" . The clear implication is that innovation as practiced by most technological firms and investors has failed to deliver transformative change, instead...
...But in a speech before the International Monetary Fund today, she erected such a high bar to its use that is seems unlikely ever to happen: the "potential cost ... is likely to be too great ... at least most of the time." The unstated logical conclusion is that there is some optimal exposure to crisis...
...(not to mention a fierce critic of Chinese currency policy) he understands that the dollar's status as a reserve currency—and the accompanying " exorbitant burden "—has far more to due with America's habit of importing more than it exports than any cultural insularity. I think he must have in mind America's exports as a share of total economic activity. In absolute terms, America is an export powerhouse. In 2013, American merchandise exports came to... Continue reading "

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Important, shocking, but lacking [Published Free exchange - Oct 28 2014]
A mixed bill of health [Published Free exchange - Oct 27 2014]
Putting the boot in development [Published Free exchange - Oct 27 2014]
The human-driven driverless car [Published Free exchange - Oct 23 2014]
A market unto itself [Published Free exchange - Oct 21 2014]
Breaking the rules [Published Free exchange - Oct 21 2014]
Big, bad Amazon [Published Free exchange - Oct 20 2014]
The great unbundling [Published Free exchange - Oct 20 2014]
Poverty elucidation day [Published Free exchange - Oct 20 2014]
An enigmatic slowdown [Published Free exchange - Oct 17 2014]
China no more [Published Free exchange - Oct 16 2014]
Get a life—or get fat [Published Free exchange - Oct 14 2014]
When will they learn? [Published Free exchange - Oct 14 2014]
Gloomy outlook [Published Free exchange - Oct 13 2014]
The Nobel prize goes to Jean Tirole [Published Free exchange - Oct 13 2014]
Asia redux? [Published Free exchange - Oct 09 2014]
One big problem [Published Free exchange - Oct 07 2014]
The age of diminishing expectations [Published Free exchange - Oct 07 2014]
The greenback is back [Published Free exchange - Oct 06 2014]
Not spluttering any more [Published Free exchange - Oct 03 2014]
The hollowing out effect [Published Free exchange - Oct 02 2014]
The right kind of interventionism [Published Free exchange - Oct 02 2014]
Ronald McKinnon has died [Published Free exchange - Oct 01 2014]
The third great wave [Published Free exchange - Oct 01 2014]
Economic pain, caused by Ukraine [Published Free exchange - Sep 30 2014]
Are more jobs low-paying? [Published Free exchange - Sep 30 2014]
They let it happen [Published Free exchange - Sep 30 2014]
The 'bond king' departs [Published Free exchange - Sep 29 2014]
Breathe deeply for the three of us [Published Free exchange - Sep 28 2014]
Europe's rebalancing is not borne by Europe [Published Free exchange - Sep 26 2014]
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Important, shocking, but lacking [Published Free exchange - Oct 28 2014]
UNICEF, a branch of the United Nations, has just released an interesting report on child poverty during the Great Recession. The report’s results have been reported widely and are distressing. It shows that since 2008 2.6 million children in rich countries ...
A mixed bill of health [Published Free exchange - Oct 27 2014]
THIS week: The European Central Bank's health-check of big European banks and the state of American business  Continue reading ...
Putting the boot in development [Published Free exchange - Oct 27 2014]
I’VE STUMBLED across an interesting paper, which looks at the economic impact of TOMS Shoes. When you buy a pair of TOMS, they give another pair to an impoverished child. TOMS has come under a fair amount of criticism for what it does, including a ...
The human-driven driverless car [Published Free exchange - Oct 23 2014]
TECHNOLOGY companies from Google to Audi have made remarkable strides in autonomous vehicle technology over the last few years. This progress is the more impressive given the fact that a decade ago technologists considered driving to be a near un-automatable ...
A market unto itself [Published Free exchange - Oct 21 2014]
AMID the sell-off in global equities over the past month, one market has made for an unlikely safe haven. While American, European and Japanese stock indices have fallen by roughly 5-9% since late September, Chinese stocks have been flat. For a market ...
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