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/india/2187340/india-allows-trade-settlements-in-rupees-to-save-foreign-exchange/
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However, this route will be restricted to Russia for now.
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Human microchipping may impact everything from medical treatments to online payments.
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As more threats emerge due to climate change, climate activism is growing interventionist branches.
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Researchers acknowledge that emphatic technology may help humans cope with daily life, but they also caution against its limitations and potential misuse.
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As more people start using interconnected devices in their homes and work, what are the risks involved?
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VR clubs aim to provide a nightlife offering in a virtual environment and possibly become a worthy alternative or replacement for nightclubs.
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The Right to Repair movement wants absolute consumer control on how they want their products fixed.
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https://soundcloud.com/a16z/decentralization-big-picture-intro-crypto
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Stream a16z Podcast: Decentralization and Crypto, the Big Picture by a16z from desktop or your mobile device
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https://medium.com/s/story/cryptocurrencys-criminal-revolution-6dae3cdf630f
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Medium
It’s hard to believe that the “crypto revolution” started a decade ago. I can vaguely remember first hearing about bitcoin in one of my university’s computer labs way back in 2008, shortly after the…
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https://qz.com/854257/brace-yourself-the-most-disruptive-phase-of-globalization-is-just-beginning/
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Quartz
Brace yourself.
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2016/06/16/breaking-down-broadway
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The Economist
The methodology behind our story on Broadway economics | Graphic detail
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The ongoing space race between the United States and China is on for space supremacy.
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http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21601027-worlds-sake-and-its-own-china-needs-change-way-it-builds-and-runs-its
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Economist
For the world’s sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities
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https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-8-major-forces-shaping-the-future-of-the-global-economy/
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Visual Capitalist
This special feature uses powerful charts and infographics to visualize the eight major forces that are shaping our global economy.
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Coal plant cleanup is an expensive and essential process to protect workers' health and the environment.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0eJK4Avk2M&feature=youtu.be
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FDCC
For those of you who missed the Winter Meeting check out the fascinating discussion of our opening speaker, Peter Zeihan, on the current state of geopolitics...
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https://www.vox.com/2019/3/27/18226303/public-private-school-choice
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Vox
The numbers on education inequality are stark.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/style/what-is-cryptocurrency.html
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The New York Times
After years as a niche market for technologically sophisticated anarchists and libertarians, digital coins may be on the verge of going mainstream.
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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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The Economist
Many are Britons fleeing Brexit
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https://www.reddit.com/r/geopolitics/comments/eu373d/why_does_china_still_want_taiwan_back/
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Reddit
207 votes, 192 comments. Taiwan has effectively been an independent nation since around 1947, it's just the Taiwan and China don't want to formally …