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Inflation is healthy for the economy – but too much can...

Richard S. Warr, North Carolina State University In a healthy economy, prices tend to go up – a process called inflation. While you might not like...

Millennials are US$1 trillion in debt – but they’re better at...

Jimmie Lenz, University of South Carolina New findings from the New York Federal Reserve reveal that millennials have now racked up over US$1 trillion of...

Stumped by the stock market slump? Start by picturing a used...

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University Stocks have been slumping on a variety of concerns, from President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China to worries...

Curious Kids: why don’t poorer countries just print more money?

Alan Shipman, The Open University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages, where The Conversation asks experts to answer questions from kids....

How winning $1.6 billion in Mega Millions could still lead to...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot swelled to a record US$1.6 billion after the 25 drawings held since the end...

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University On Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released national poverty data for 2017. The headline was that 39.7 million people were...

How slot machines work – and why you should think twice...

Anthony Frederick Lucas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The gaming industry is big business in the U.S., contributing an estimated US$240 billion to the economy...

The Bitcoin bubble – how we know it will burst

Larisa Yarovaya, Anglia Ruskin University and Brian Lucey, Trinity College Dublin In the last year, the price of Bitcoin has increased from less than US$800...

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Why chocolate really is the secret to happiness

By Simon Cotton, University of Birmingham Money may not buy happiness or grow on trees but when it comes to chocolate, it seems you can...

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