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The secret to making $115 an hour in the gig economy

March 18th, 2018 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

10 highest-paying fields — with lots of growth — for gig workers This is one hell of a gig. Millions of workers now participate in the gig economy — loosely defined as the workers who work a series of freelance or temporary jobs rather than one full-time job. Indeed, about one in four Americans now […]

Experts May Have a Viable Alternative to Universal Basic Income

March 17th, 2018 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

At Brain Bar Budapest, a large hall that was plastered in dark and leafy plants struggled to hold a sea of attendees. The crowd gathered to watch Steve Fuller, author of Humanity 2.0 and the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at Warwick University, debate Zoltán Pogátsa, a Hungarian political economist. The topic at hand? […]

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 42 major US cities

March 10th, 2018 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

How much money it takes to be “rich” varies from city to city. About 20% of Americans are upper-income, or “rich,” meaning they earn at least two times the national median household income. The amount of money it takes to be considered rich is largest in San Jose, California.

Making a crypto utopia in Puerto Rico

February 21st, 2018 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Brock Pierce inside the former Children’s Museum in Old San Juan, P.R., which he and his colleagues hope to make part of a crypto utopia where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public.

These are the world’s most miserable economies

February 20th, 2018 at 4:27 am » Comments Off

Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies. Venezuela, South Africa seen as world’s unhappiest economies Thailand, Singapore remain ‘least miserable’ in rankings

Where are the startups? Loss of dynamism is impeding growth

February 20th, 2018 at 4:03 am » Comments Off

A solar panel factory in Hillsboro, Ore. A decline in business formation has contributed to a flattening of the labor supply. Can the market economy still deliver prosperity?

Almost half of retirees spend more than expected on 2 common expenses

February 3rd, 2018 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Make sure your planning prevents sticker shock in these major spending categories.

America’s great renter boom is over

December 26th, 2017 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

The foreclosure crisis dumped a lot of high earners who have traditionally bought homes into the rental market. Rapidly rebounding housing markets, with skyrocketing home prices in big cities, kept them there. Now the number of renters has reached a plateau, and it could be about to fall.

One of China’s biggest online retailers plans to build nearly 200 drone airports to bring e-commerce to rural China

December 16th, 2017 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off is planning to build 185 drone airports in Southwest China. The airports will help products reach villagers, while also delivering rural products across China. This is the latest move by tech companies, including Alibaba, to capitalize on the growing rural market.

Here’s what the World’s Central Banks are saying about bitcoin

December 13th, 2017 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies.

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