Topic : North America

  • Japanese elementary school students wear masks as a precaution against the Influenza A (H1N1) virus during a tour at the Parliament in Tokyo Forum Article

    How not to get the flu

    Imagine if an infectious disease were to strike the United States tomorrow. Caused by a virus, it is… more

  • U.S. flags are seen along the presidential parade route in Washington Forum Article

    How US healthcare affects inequality

    The story goes like this: since 1979 – the peak of the last business cycle before the inauguration… more

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    How big a problem is wealth inequality in the US?

    There is no dispute that income inequality has been on the rise in the US for the past… more

  • Photos of yuan and U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed at a money exchange in Hong Kong Forum Article

    Would a dollar-renminbi standard bolster growth?

    A generation of development economists owe Ronald McKinnon, who died earlier this month, a… more

  • U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim meet with pacific rim trade ministers including Japan’s Economics Minister Amari during news conference in Singapore Forum Article

    Could the TPP help to end currency wars?

    Looking for ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, US President Barack Obama’s administration… more

  • U.S. dollar bills are pictured during a photo opportunity at an office of Interbank Inc. money exchange in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why the US deficit is not as bad as you think

    When the United States’ current account fell into deficit in 1982, the US Council of Economic… more

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    How to prepare for the next Ebola

    Until Thomas Eric Duncan brought Ebola into the United States, the disease was largely dismissed as an… more

  • U.S. flags and the Chrysler Building are reflected in a window during the Independence Day holiday weekend in New York City Global Growth Companies Article

    Who are America’s 12 new Global Growth Companies?

    The World Economic Forum has announced its selection of Global Growth… more

  • Reynolds High School students observe a moment of silence during graduation ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland Forum Article

    Four ways businesses can reduce school dropout

    It’s October and already America’s public high school administrators have a good idea which students… more

  • A man holds up his son for a photo in front of a cherry tree in full blossom in Central Park in New York Forum Article

    Why happiness may make you worse off

    Recent interest in the psychology and economics of happiness has had pronounced… more

  • Andrea Smith holds her daughter Norah at a playground in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois Forum Article

    Has the US economic system failed?

    Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States… more

  • The United States flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Is the US taking too many financial risks again?

    Six years after the start of the global financial crisis, low interest rates and other… more

  • A lone worker passes by the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington Forum Article

    How concerning is US political gridlock?

    With the approach of the US Congressional elections, questions about the health of America’s political… more

  • People pass the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    Why we need more data on shadow banking

    Shadow banking has grown by leaps and bounds around the world in the last decade. It is now… more

  • Labourers work at night on the reconstruction of the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia Forum Article

    Why do Americans work long and antisocial hours?

    The average US workweek is 41 hours, 3 hours longer than Britain’s and even… more

  • Ships are pictured in the shipyard at Bremerhaven Forum Article

    Why the decline of manufacturing is overstated

    We are constantly told that we live in a service economy. Over the past few decades, the reported… more

  • U.S. dollar bills are displayed in Toronto in this posed photo Forum Article

    Three ways to make the money market safer

    Last month, at a United States Federal Reserve Bank conference, officials lamented the money market’s… more

  • Photo illustration of a computer mouse illuminated by a projection of a Chinese flag Forum Article

    Alibaba and the rise of China’s internet giants

    For years, Westerners pictured it as the creation of a snake charmer from a Persian souk. But this week… more