Would time travel be a good thing for the world? Or would it wipe out our universe, creating a new timeline in which you and I might not even have been born? And as a result, should the government be supporting or hindering time travel research? That's the dilemma that econo-blogger Tyler Cowen struggles with, over at…
Social scientists analyzing a massive study of Americans' emotional well-being and their incomes have discovered how much money it takes to be happy, and it's roughly $75,000.
Check out this weird-looking mountain range, with its shapes contrary to geology. Is it the result of a freak earthquake? No, it's how the dot-com boom looks in mountain form. Artist Michael Najjar modeled world stock indexes as Argentinian mountains.
U.S. economists may dabble in science fiction, but only the Japanese are considering resorting to science-fictional ideas to rescue their economy. To avoid the spectre of deflation, the Japanese are considering abolishing cash altogether.
A series of maps showing job gains and losses in the United States over the past five years makes a fascinating study of how joblessness spread across a country heading for massive economic recession.
We may not have interplanetary travel for humans yet, but it's never too early to start dealing with problems related to interstellar trade and solar system stock market crashes. That's why textbook publisher Routledge has a journal called Astropolitics, whose latest issue features an in-depth scholarly article on…