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Population growth rate bodes decline in living standards
In 1972 a group of scientists, known collectively as the Club of Rome, constructed a detailed mathematical model to test whether population growth and economic development could continue indefinitely and ...
Study says money only makes you happy if it makes you richer than your neighbors
A study by researchers at the University of Warwick and Cardiff University has found that money only makes people happier if it improves their social rank. The researchers found that simply being highly paid wasn't enough ...
Over long haul, money doesn't buy happiness: 'Easterlin Paradox' revisited
A new collaborative paper by economist Richard Easterlin namesake of the "Easterlin Paradox" and founder of the field of happiness studies offers the broadest range of evidence to date demonstrating that a higher ...
Global warming: New research emphasizes the role of economic growth
It's a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we'll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world's economies work.
Imagining a future when machines have all the jobs
Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companies do more work with fewer people. His Silicon Valley software firm used to put its programs ...
White House moves to curb 'patent trolls' (Update 2)
The White House moved Tuesday to crack down on abuses of the patent system, responding to mounting concern among technology companies over a flood of litigation which some say stifles innovation.
Rich getting richer, data shows
A new report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), using data provided by McMaster economist Mike Veall, suggests that Canada's richest continue to get richer at a much faster ...
Stanford researchers say 'peak oil' concerns should ease
Fears of depleting the Earth's supply of oil are unwarranted, according to new research, which concludes that the demand for oil – as opposed to the supply – will reach its own peak and then decline.
High technology, not low taxes, may drive states' economic growth
High-tech training may trump tax breaks for creating more jobs and improving a state's economy, according to a team of economists.
In social dealings, being older is being wiser
(AP) -- It turns out grandma was right: Listen to your elders. New research indicates they are indeed wise - in knowing how to deal with conflicts and accepting life's uncertainties and change.
Bhutan banks on 'white gold' hydropower
Home to meditating monks and Himalayan nomads, the sleepy kingdom of Bhutan has set its sights on becoming an unlikely energy powerhouse thanks to its abundant winding rivers.
India to launch $45 tablet computer
India is set Wednesday to launch its long-awaited low-cost computer, a $45 tablet device designed to bring the information technology revolution to tens of millions of students.
Wars steadily increase for over a century, fed by more borders and cheaper conflict
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by the University of Warwick and Humboldt University shows that the frequency of wars between states increased steadily from 1870 to 2001 by 2% a year on average. The research ...