Tag: economy

110 What is the capitalist answer to automation? 2017-04-19T15:21:22.427

108 Why hasn't competition between health insurance providers led to lower prices for consumers? 2020-03-05T08:59:45.780

100 Why is globalisation so disdained? 2018-05-15T11:51:12.573

98 What is capitalism's answer to constant economic growth hitting the limit of the planet's finite resources? 2019-01-16T08:35:39.070

84 Is there any record of Trickle Down Economics improving the economy? 2017-12-05T23:35:43.873

80 What ethical (if any) or economical arguments are offered in defense of the inheritance tax? 2018-04-11T14:25:02.790

62 Why would the government force its population to save for retirement? 2018-04-19T19:59:33.487

61 What will happen if China stops loaning money to the U.S.? 2018-03-15T13:50:16.430

56 What is Canada's case for applying tariffs on US dairy? 2018-06-11T02:04:44.630

52 Why has Venezuela's economy collapsed when Cuba's has not? 2018-09-10T09:43:47.763

50 Do separatist nations inherit any national debt? 2017-10-17T15:34:46.267

49 What are the downsides of being a debt-free country (no foreign national debt)? 2019-12-11T08:21:36.507

46 Why is economic growth considered so essential, even in rich countries? 2012-12-05T21:40:19.607

46 Is it possible to be a socialist and a capitalist? 2017-10-30T17:37:43.080

46 Why don't countries like Japan just print more money? 2019-06-16T20:18:07.067

46 How is Japan able to sustain a large debt as a percentage of GDP, while Greece could not? 2020-03-20T14:38:50.797

46 During the COVID-19 pandemic, why is it claimed that the US President is making a trade-off of human lives for the economy? 2020-03-28T15:45:48.293

42 Why did the World Bank set the global poverty line at $1.90? 2019-06-08T16:19:41.523

42 How is Russia able to maintain the 2nd most powerful military in the world at a fraction of the cost of the US & China? 2020-02-29T00:02:40.267

42 Have any countries that are currently in lockdown published a detailed long-term exit plan? 2020-03-30T03:31:07.750

39 If the US switched to the metric system, what would the net 20-year economic savings be? 2013-01-02T20:49:04.067

39 What was Eisenhower's warning about? 2018-05-22T14:05:48.750

39 Why does Spain's government want to increase the minimum wage by such a large percentage at once? 2018-12-19T08:30:18.387

38 How could the free market limit the effects of net neutrality's repeal? 2017-12-15T15:16:37.533

36 Why does Rome municipality seem to have a hard time maintaining the city? 2019-11-12T08:03:28.850

34 How do governments keep track of their issued currency? 2019-06-03T11:45:01.283

33 If the eurozone budget deficit limit is 3%, why is the European Commission telling Italy it must revise its 2.4% deficit budget? 2018-10-24T13:19:52.773

32 How does Capitalism facilitate happiness? 2018-10-29T16:32:34.793

32 Why did Berlin freeze the rent prices as opposed to letting the market set the price? 2020-02-26T07:28:30.870

29 Who was the last US President to oversee a reduction in debt? 2012-12-04T23:10:02.983

29 Why do farms need subsidies? 2017-05-10T09:26:35.180

29 Why is the lack of seasonal agricultural workers considered a problem given the high unemployment rate in every Western country? 2020-04-03T09:21:30.693

26 Do POWs typically get paid for their prison time? 2014-06-04T17:30:37.547

25 Why did some US institutions not migrate their very old software systems to use somewhat newer ones? 2020-04-10T07:37:45.220

25 How do leaders choose between lives and money? 2020-05-21T12:37:52.483

24 Does currency exist in communism? 2017-11-02T17:17:35.237

24 How does the credit rating of a country affect its populace? 2019-11-17T15:53:05.827

24 Why is using the euro instead of a local currency such a big deal and why is the wealth of the society an argument? 2020-06-19T13:56:43.147

23 How would the trillion-dollar coin save the United States' economy? 2013-01-07T18:14:42.413

23 Why not have a wealth dependent income tax? 2015-11-30T21:03:40.290

23 Why do the USA and the European Union treat GMOs so differently? 2017-01-24T06:33:55.220

23 Did Germany profit from the (third) Greek bailout? 2018-08-22T09:26:52.233

22 Why fund the research in pure mathematics? 2014-04-08T19:52:47.987

22 What have been the arguments against VAT in the US? 2017-10-26T16:00:42.317

22 Can Brexit be undone in an emergency? 2019-09-14T20:52:39.003

20 Do any nations have in place formal mechanisms to "save in good years/spend in bad years"? 2020-05-27T18:09:03.017

19 What happens if a country becomes bankrupt? 2015-05-25T03:55:31.543

19 Why was having a common currency in the EU seen as necessary? 2015-08-05T11:02:00.123

19 Why did local authorities in England and Wales stop building homes? 2016-05-22T00:26:14.603

19 Dealing with crime in cryptocurrency based economies 2017-12-21T17:04:33.497

19 Does the US government have any planning in place to ensure there's no shortages of food, fuel, steel and other commodities? 2019-02-24T23:20:06.483

19 What are the consequences if a country decides to selectively cancel debt? 2020-05-01T03:16:50.517

19 Why hasn't Russia or China come up with any system yet to bypass USD? 2021-01-21T10:37:10.063

18 What are the practical effects of having too large a debt load? 2013-01-11T16:47:31.183

18 Why do some countries forbid working on Sunday rather than strictly regulating it? 2017-11-27T09:10:07.183

18 If SWIFT is headquartered in Europe, why does the EU need to create a SWIFT alternative to be able to do transactions with Iran? 2019-07-15T22:48:58.937

17 Who is lending the money for a nation's debt? 2017-06-23T00:59:54.513

16 Is China really Communist? 2017-10-26T22:29:42.393

16 What reasons do pro-trade politicians use to justify retaliatory tariffs? 2018-06-12T15:45:47.897

16 Why aren't nationalizations in Russia described as socialist? 2019-05-02T16:01:11.127

16 How can Germany increase investments in Russia while EU economic sanctions against Russia are still in place? 2019-09-25T07:18:00.050

16 What are the upsides of having a birthright citizenship policy? 2020-09-29T23:57:57.663

15 Are worker cooperatives socialist, capitalist, or their own category? 2012-12-09T23:30:03.160

15 Was the Icelandic economic crisis of 2008 a product of lax government oversight or big government? 2013-12-30T13:38:01.167

15 How much more do men earn than women for doing the same job? 2014-01-29T23:47:37.050

15 Why there was no Marshall plan for 1990s Russia? 2015-12-28T00:29:57.133

15 Agricultural subsidies of the EU: Why didn't / don't developing countries impose import tariffs on agricultural products? 2017-02-18T18:38:32.323

14 Why would a country ever store its gold deposits abroad? 2013-08-28T07:57:45.903

14 Why does Venezuela have such high inflation? 2014-03-10T06:59:28.543

14 Do new jobs always contribute to the welfare of a country? 2014-04-26T18:04:42.153

14 Is Venezuela an example of socialism? 2018-09-14T16:24:23.787

14 Does anyone gather data on countries by *median* GDP/capita? 2020-06-24T11:29:36.507

13 Why hasn't North Korea adopted a market economy? 2014-11-29T12:44:15.963

13 Are there countries with true open-market railways? 2017-04-25T07:39:11.983

13 Is the economics theory of Karl Marx regarding technological progress realistic to the end? 2018-02-05T13:41:37.067

13 Why does EU seem to disfavor e-books when compared to physical books? 2018-04-28T08:01:19.050

13 Why are sugar subsidies so prevalent in spite of their apparent issues? 2018-06-08T12:15:00.633

13 Cost of oil sanctions to world's consumers 2019-08-26T02:56:23.793

13 Why do some governments mandate that companies pay out a 13th salary? 2020-12-15T01:58:20.667

12 Is there any evidence that public transport splitting, corporatisation or privitisation affects quality? 2012-12-09T16:55:28.683

12 Are Minimum Wage laws correlated with higher poverty levels? 2013-02-13T03:31:26.173

12 Why did Russia default on its domestic bonds in 1998 when it could simply print money? 2013-10-05T12:44:54.827

12 Has anyone produced a time series of the Gini coefficient to current political party? 2013-10-19T15:53:57.817

12 Why is there concern about the growing income gap, and is there an ideal level? 2013-12-05T05:13:00.863

12 Why doesn’t the U.S. have a bracketed corporate tax? 2018-12-15T21:36:01.987

12 How does the EU Emissions Trading Scheme account for increased emissions outside the EU? 2019-05-22T14:56:39.970

12 What are the details of the Federal Reserve's $1.5 trillion injection? 2020-03-13T15:49:36.723

12 Why is active income taxed more than passive income? 2020-11-12T01:49:20.933

11 Is there a correlation between political system and economic growth? 2012-12-06T10:45:08.603

11 How much of the deficit would be reduced by increasing taxes on the top 1% to 1990s levels? 2013-03-13T05:04:36.230

11 How significant is social cohesion to long term economic growth? 2013-04-10T18:28:17.667

11 Has any government made the unwinding of their US bonds and currency reserves a core public policy plank or a legal requirement? 2013-10-16T13:11:41.107

11 Why haven't there been more experiments with the Universal Basic Income? 2017-02-14T03:10:09.863

11 Why did the EU not unify the financial systems when the Euro was created? 2017-05-30T08:55:04.860

11 If medication prices in the US are higher than in other countries, why not import from there? 2018-03-29T10:23:06.000

11 What is the motivation for a specifically $15 per hour minimum wage? 2019-04-02T12:29:50.963

11 Why did British Steel have to borrow 120 million pounds (from the government) to cover its ETS obligations? 2019-05-22T21:11:53.500

11 Has there ever been a true instance of unregulated capitalism? 2019-09-26T01:53:14.173

11 Why would low-skilled British workers go to Sydney and Melbourne (in large numbers)? 2020-01-18T10:54:47.573