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You don’t need to worry about spreading the coronavirus with cash

Marilyn Roberts, University of Washington Some people worry that cash may be spreading the coronavirus. Earlier this year, both China and South Korea began sterilizing their...

Curious Kids: Why is money green?

Jonah Estess, American University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer,...

Scammers don’t cheat because they need the money — they cheat...

Marco A. Palma, Texas A&M University Why do people cheat? When we hear that a poor person scammed others out of money, we may attribute...

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...

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How to prevent the ‘robot apocalypse’ from ending labor as we...

Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management and Elisabeth Reynolds, Massachusetts Institute of Technology It seems not a day goes by without the appearance of...