Small Business Owners Show Significant Increase in Economic Optimism

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America/CFI Group Small Business Forecast Finds More Confidence About Growth Potential, Though Many Still Taking Modest Approach to Hiring and Investing Small business owners handed out significantly higher scores when asked about the health of the economy and their potential for economic growth Read more [...]

The Unreasonable Economic Impact of Viral Fear

It was hard to miss the “No Ebola” map that popped on social media a few months ago, which juxtaposes the tiny cluster of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where more than 8,000 people have died since December 6, 2013, against the rest of Africa, a continent larger than China, Europe, and the U.S. combined. Designed by a British chemist named Anthony England, the map was meant to curb an outbreak of fear that has caused an industry-crushing drop in travel to Africa. Many countries whose Read more [...]

Income Inequality Hurts Economic Growth

There’s a continuing debate as to the broader impact of income inequality. Some claim that while it hurts those who experience it, there’s not a wider effect. On the other side of the issue are the theories that with more concentration of wealth in fewer hands, there’s an impact on […]
Forbes – Personal Finance

Is A Global Economic Storm Brewing?

The global economy has been slowing recently. This has many central bankers worried about the prospect of deflation. What would life be like if deflation were to emerge? In this article, we'll set the stage for this with some foundational information. We'll conclude the discussion in my next article when we examine the causes and effects of this economically destructive force. If it's always darkest before the dawn, it may also be the brightest before the storm. Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Science funding must be at the heart of the UK’s economic strategy | Paul Nurse

Britain is in a global race for science investment and we can’t afford to slip behind


Latest financial, market & economic news and analysis |

Is Obamacare An Economic Disaster?

Obamacare is the most significant piece of social legislation passed since Medicare was added in the 1960's. It is also one of the most polarizing issues in modern history. Has it lived up to its promises? Is it sound, meaning, does it contain the necessary framework for mass adoption? In this article, we'll compare the promise with the result, its effect on the economy, and, finally, we'll discuss an alternative which could actually get our economy going again, if Washington would only give it a Read more [...]

Scottish independence: the economic implications

National Institute of Social and Economic Research (NIESR) looks at tax and spending policies, pensions and currency for an independent ScotlandThe debate on Scottish independence has centred on the economy in recent weeks, with the Latest financial, market & economic news and analysis | Read more [...]