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://time.com/longform/south-africa-unequal-country/
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It's been 25 years since Nelson Mandela became South Africa's president, but racial divisions still persist through economic inequality.
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https://techcrunch.com/2015/11/09/basic-income-createathon/
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In the face of rising U.S. income inequality and concerns about job loss to automation, some of Silicon Valley’s best-known names including Y Combinator’s Sam Altman have spoken up in favor of a universal basic income that would give people a baseline standard of living in an economy that may not be able to produce […]
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/29/india-set-to-overtake-china-as-top-driver-of-global-oil-demand-growth.html
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India is set to overtake China as the biggest source of growth for oil demand by 2024, according to Wood Mackenzie.
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https://fortune.com/2020/03/03/u-k-warns-companies-that-20-percent-of-workforce-could-be-out-as-coronavirus-cases-rise/
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As the number of confirmed infections in the U.K. rose to 51, the government published its plan for dealing with the disease. It included an estimate that in a worst-case, a fifth of the workforce—more than 6 million people—could be absent.
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http://adigaskell.org/2016/01/29/report-looks-at-the-future-of-housing/
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A new report looks at some of the changes about to unfold in the housing industry, including VR tours of future homes
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https://onezero.medium.com/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1
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Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been…
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https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2020-japan-lost-generation/
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https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/10/08/the-pandemic-has-caused-the-worlds-economies-to-diverge
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But its long-term impact will be even more far-reaching
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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-tech-will-help-keep-the-criminal-justice-system-moving-during-covid-19-pandemic
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New video technology is being brought forward to help keep the justice system moving during the coronavirus pandemic.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/geopolitics-and-shipping-5-biggest-ports-saudi-arabia-and-uae
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As the Saudi and Emirati governments work to diversify their economies, they are taking a close look at the business of ports and shipping.
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/india-will-abolish-all-single-use-plastic-by-2022-vows-narendra-modi
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India’s Prime Minister has promised to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, the most ambitious pledge yet to tackling the global problem
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https://www.dw.com/en/eu-and-japan-create-worlds-biggest-free-trade-zone/a-47319521
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Almost all tariffs on trade between the European Union and the world's third-biggest economy have been removed. European companies could save around a billion euros in duties each year.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cV3OZGovWk
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https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/apploitation-city-instaserfs
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How the “sharing economy” has turned San Francisco into a dystopia for the working class
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http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/23/the-future-of-marketing-automation/#.p58r2d:5AMG
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According to industry expert David Raab, almost 70 percent of marketers are either unhappy or only marginally happy with their marketing automation software, and according to Bluewolf’s new “State of Salesforce” study, only 7 percent are seeing good, measurable ROI from those investments. There’s a lot of fragmentation and dissatisfaction in this category despite the huge potential benefit
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https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2014/07/19/an-acronym-with-capital
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Setting up rivals to the IMF and World Bank is easier than running them | Finance & economics
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https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/sme/women-climbing-up-the-ladder-in-hospitality-industry-with-high-emotional-intelligence/1517144/
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In leadership roles, women are bringing about positive changes in the hospitality landscape - encouraging more inclusive and diverse working culture, attracting more women talent, understanding the sensitivities when working with women, bringing about a work life balance.
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https://tribune.com.pk/story/2034797/1-us-cuts-pakistans-aid-440-million
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Brings down its commitments under Kerry Lugar Berman Act from $4.5bn to just $4.1bn
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https://aeon.co/ideas/want-faster-data-and-a-cleaner-planet-start-mining-asteroids
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An asteroid-mining industry could bring us a wealth of fast data and clean energy, while opening up access to space
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https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/Salario-minimo-de-360.57-pesos-la-meta-al-2024-20190510-0030.html
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Trabajadoras del hogar, jornaleros agrícolas y profesionistas son los otros salarios que la comisión buscará recuperar.
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https://fortune.com/2019/07/08/automation-depressed-wages/
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Technology didn’t depress wages—until it did. The hidden story in one macroeconomic indicator could explain why.