economics

Automotive Could Automation Put An End To American Trucking?

America’s 2 million truckers have long been mythologised in popular culture

Advertising This University Professor Is Asking YouTube To Pay His Salary

Professor Steve Keen is taking to crowdfunding to continue his alternative economics research

Syndicated NYC Map Calculates Economic Benefits Of Every Tree

TreesCount! maps all the greenery in the five boroughs and even figures out how much money it saves the city

Design The World's First Flatpack Truck Can Be Assembled In Just 12 Hours

A philanthropist has enlisted a McLaren Formula 1 designer to create an all-terrain vehicle for humanitarian use in Africa

Home UK Consumes Far Less Than a Decade Ago—'Peak Stuff' or Something Else?

From crops to energy and metals, material consumption fell from 15 tons to just 10

Home Why Is Vienna the World's Top City for Quality of Life?

Study examining socioeconomic conditions places Austrian capital at apex of index

Luxury Who Owns Our Cities—And Why This Urban Takeover Should Concern Us All

The huge post-credit crunch buying up of urban buildings by corporations has significant implications for equity, democracy and rights

Innovation The World in 2065: Social Scientists on What the Future Holds

A writing competition held by the Economic and Social Research Council asked PhD students to look 50 years into the future. Here are the winning pieces

Work Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors

Sharing economy goes analog in Germany and Switzerland

Technology Crowdfunding Platform Lets Colombian Designers Help Solve Urban Issues

Bogotá is undergoing a cultural and economic revolution, and BoCo allows citizens to actively participate in the process

Design What The 2030 Consumer Will Look Like

A vision of the near future where the sharing economy and Internet of Things birth new networks.

Luxury How Harmful Is Bitcoin To The Health Of The Economy?

Guardian Economics correspondent asks: is the currency safe or even necessary?

Work Infographics Show The Real-Life Cost Of Being A Superhero [Pics]

Mashable created a series of illustrations that show popular action figure's costs of living today compared to when they first started their careers.

Syndicated Why Warren Buffett Bought Heinz

Buying well-known consumer brands unlikely to be derailed by the digital age may be the key to the billionaire's success.