• Quality of life and new consumption patterns: a (reconciliation) possible for the cities of tomorrow?

    Quality of life and new consumption patterns: a (reconciliation) possible for the cities of tomorrow?

    Consumers want everything to be available immediately without affecting their quality of life in the city. A paradox that pushes retailers and logisticians to ensure last mile deliveries quickly and sustainably in urban areas. What if the solution ultimately lies in slower delivery?
  • In 2020, a poorer world

    In 2020, a poorer world

    12,000 billion euros were spent in 2020 by public authorities around the world to support the private sector. Faced with these losses of wealth, negative interest rates would be the solution to avoid further widening the deficits and cushion this unprecedented crisis.
  • Without touching

    Without touching

    The expression “keep at a distance” is the key word during this pandemic period. But this evil of contactlessness is deeper and ... worrying. By Philippe Boyer, Director of Institutional Relations and Innovation at Covivio.
  • Record of business start-ups in the United States in the third quarter

    Record of business start-ups in the United States in the third quarter

    1.6 million businesses have been created across the Atlantic. This is the first time that the symbolic million mark has been crossed.
  • Atlanta Fed chief says US racial wealth gap is stuck in last century

    Atlanta Fed chief says US racial wealth gap is stuck in last century

    The “pernicious and persistent” impact of long-outlawed policies like “redlining” blacks out of white neighborhoods continues to influence the ability of minority families to amass wealth, and requires a deeper look at how those longstanding problems might be addressed, Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic said on Friday. Even as laws have moved forward to forbid …
  • The curse of the economic: We often forget how we became so prosperous in the first place

    The curse of the economic: We often forget how we became so prosperous in the first place

    Free markets have allowed the West to have unprecedented economic growth and send standards of living up and up, year after year. We often forget that things that we consider everyday items now, not even the richest among us possessed 100 years ago. John D. Rockefeller was one of the richest men to ever live, …
  • In Trump’s mind, trade is not a right to be respected but a process to be managed by politicians

    In Trump’s mind, trade is not a right to be respected but a process to be managed by politicians

    If Donald Trump’s sister is right that he “has no principles,” he does at least have a few enduring instincts. Perhaps the most persistent is the president’s conviction that American greatness is threatened by voluntary economic exchange, the most powerful engine of peace and prosperity in human history. Each of us has a fundamental right …
  • Almost every economic error traces to one of 7 Fallacies of Economics

    Almost every economic error traces to one of 7 Fallacies of Economics

    A news commentator once observed that “any half-dozen economists will normally come up with about six different policy descriptions.” It certainly does seem that way! If economics is a “science,” then why does it defy the precision, the certainty, and the relative unanimity of opinion which characterize so many other sciences—physics, chemistry, and mathematics, for …
  • The 1920-1921 depression was a textbook example of how to handle an economic downturn

    The 1920-1921 depression was a textbook example of how to handle an economic downturn

    When it comes to diagnosing the causes of the Great Depression and prescribing cures for our present recession, the pundits and economists from the biggest schools typically argue about two different types of intervention. Big-government Keynesians, such as Paul Krugman, argue for massive fiscal stimulus—that is, huge budget deficits—to fill the gap in aggregate demand. …
  • WH economic adviser expects US unemployment rate to return to single digits

    WH economic adviser expects US unemployment rate to return to single digits

    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday said he expects the US unemployment rate to return to single-digit levels as early as this month and growth in the third quarter at 20 percent or more as the economy recovers from the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. “The key point that I would make …