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If women are paid less for the same work, why don't employers hire just women?

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Why is healthcare so expensive in the USA?

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Why do low-income earners tend to spend more?

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How does everyone not become poor over time?

34 votes

Did real incomes drop significantly since the 1950s?

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Why hasn't innovation in the agricultural industry led to a significant reduction in food prices?

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Why does Taiwan dominate the semiconductors market?

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If Bitcoin becomes a globally accepted store of value, would it be liable to the same problems that mired the gold standard?

27 votes

Does diversity lead to more productivity?

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Why do wages not equalize across space?

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The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics in Economics

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Why is a stock market crash so bad?

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Are democracies more economically productive than autocracies?

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Why is the spot price of electricity determined by the highest price that gets offered? Can't they scale it according to the actually offered prices?

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What's wrong with the "airline marginal cost pricing" argument?

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How do economic sanctions work? How do they not create an arbitrage opportunity?

20 votes

Why aren't we seeing carbon taxes in practice?

18 votes

Why hasn't JPE formally retracted Emily Oster's article "Hepatitis B and the Case of the Missing Women" (2005)?

18 votes

Could eliminating all taxes and only creating new money theoretically work?

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Is there a “runaway” threshold for Debt-to-GDP Ratio in the U.S.?

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What is the likely result of rent control in Berlin?

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What is the point of all the models in an economics degree?

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R or Python for private sector economist/strategist

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What happens to the economy if a country simply ban inflation?

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How do economists explain why people contribute to Wikipedia?

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Will printing more money during COVID cause hyperinflation?

12 votes

Why don't profitable firms use previous profits to offset current loss

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Why are cost functions often assumed to be convex in microeconomics?

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Why companies choose to make zero economic profits in the long-term when it can maximize it instead? Why does Apple have large profit margins?

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Is Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell a good book for a layperson who isn't interested in pursuing economics?

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