To measure world trade activity and the health of the global economy, we just need to look at a rather obscure index that tells us some everyday facts.
The long term increase of the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials misleadingly entices investors to believe that it’s easy to make stock market predictions.
The impact of the economy on our voting patterns is about much more than inflation, unemployment, and how much the GDP has grown.
When we look at aging populations, 65 could be new 55 because of the difference between our chronological age and our biological age.
While diners in some red and blue states prefer the same sauces and spreads, they are less alike when we compare their economies.
Whether looking at the marathon runners that wear Nike’s Vaporfly sneakers or U.S. labor productivity, we can see the importance of capital innovation.
Through a new look at invention history, we can identify the waves of innovation and see which ones were most influential.
In most of the world’s advanced economies, there are gains in certain areas and lagging regions elsewhere that create a disparity and less economic growth.
Comparing the locations, incomes, and jobs of Democrats and Republicans, we see America’s two economies and a tension between democracy and capitalism.