"The economy as we know it is changing. All over the world, interest rates are very low. In some places, they are so low that something inconceivable up until a few years ago is happening: interest rates are going negative." Planet Money
"Following an attack on an oil processing facility, Saudi Arabia suspended about half of its daily oil production. That removed roughly five percent of the global oil supply from the market, and the immediate result was a jump in the price of oil. It's now over ten percent higher than it was before the attack."
Having children is one of the most destructive things you can to do the environment, say researchers
“A US family who chooses to have one fewer child would provide the same level of emissions reductions as 684 teenagers who choose to adopt comprehensive recycling for the rest of their lives,”
Some good stuff here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bf9lbb
First episode is "How Buying Cocaine Helps the Government"... the surprising story of GDP and whether it's time to change how we measure our economy.
Teacher of IB Economics at the American School of Budapest