New estimates show that only eight people own more wealth than the world’s poorest 50%.
We could be witnessing the birth of a dystopian society.
According to a new study, 90% of people fall into one of four categories: optimists, pessimists, trusting or envious. Which one are you?
We live in an economic world, and this book makes sense of it all.
Who knew that governments can make people happier?
Most of the world’s greenhouse gas comes from cities – and that’s where we have to act.
In America, walkable neighborhoods are a privilege of the rich and educated.
China is drastically accelerating its efforts to build a deep-sea research platform – but they aren’t doing it for the science.
The rich really do get richer – a new study found that the richest families in Florence, Italy, have had it good for a while. For 600 years, to be precise.
“That’s not a capitalist market economy anymore,” he warned. “That’s a feudalist system and it scares … me.”
The science of happiness is still a youthful and controversial field, but one thing seems to be clear: there’s only so much money and comfort can bring. Economic growth doesn’t translate to happiness. Sure, people in developed countries often tend to be happier than those in developing countries, but generally speaking money doesn’t bring more happiness – it just brings less sadness.
We tend to think of slavery as something that’s long extinct, but according to several reports, there are more slaves today than at any time in history. Now, a new study found that forced labor among migrant domestic workers is widespread in Asia. More than 70 percent of 4,100 women surveyed, citizens of the Philippines and Indonesia, said recruiters in their home country
A research team from University College in London has calculated that in the last five years, the ten biggest cities have increased their climate adaptation spending by a quarter. But they also found that it’s capital, not people, that we’re investing the most to protect. Beyond the moral implications this entails, it also means that poor but highly populated cities and
The discovery of green fluorescent proteins heralded a revolution in cell biology, enabling researchers to monitor cellular processes by applying themselves to a variety of protein and enzyme targets. Over the years, they’ve enabled thousands of successful experiments, triggering events that ultimately saved many lives. In 1961, Osamu Shimomura and Frank Johnson, working at the Friday Harbor Laboratories of the University of
The 62 richest people in the world are worth as much as the poorest 3.5 billion people in the world.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” with a global deflation crisis, warning that many major stocks will fall and oil may reach $16.
A new study looking into how Mexico’s soda tax is impacting consumer habits one year after implementation. The results show a decrease in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption accompanied by an increase in sales of untaxed drinks throughout the country.
All of the current Republican presidential candidates make a point of denying what scientists and the common folk have come to agree upon in much of the world, and of preserving the status quo in the energy sector. Why are these public figures, with aspirations of world leaders, basing so much of their policy on a fossil fuel-centric agenda that will only come back to bite us? In a revelation that shouldn’t shock anyone who’s even remotely aware of the concept of money, it’s because they’re being paid off.
Income inequality and social stratification are hallmarks of today’s economy, both in the context of a single country and on an international level. Even in traditionally rich, developed, industrialized countries where life quality is high and there are plenty of goods to go round, it’s become apparent that the current way of doing things just isn’t sustainable and that too much wealth is held by too few people.