Economics

Why does inflation make stock prices fall?

Stock markets have been on a wild ride recently, plunging one day and then soaring the next. Pundits have offered many reasons for the biggest stock market swoon in two years. One of the most frequent...

Stocks hate inflation – here’s why

Stock markets have been on a wild ride recently, plunging one day and then soaring the next. Since its peak in late January, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has declined more than 10 percent, sign...

White men may be biggest winners when a city snags Amazon’s HQ2

Amazon may be hosting the biggest – and most economically important – reality show ever as city mayors compete to snag the retailer’s second headquarters. And just like TV, it has a diversity problem....

What gig economy workers can learn from the success of romance writers

When “Fifty Shades Freed” opens in theaters on Feb. 9, fans will no doubt flock to see bad boy Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan) bested by naughty-but-nice heroine Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johns...

MishTalk Website Moving to New Domain: Welcome to the Maven Group

A few months ago I was invited to move my website to TheMaven.Net/Mishtalk. Giving up control of a domain is not an easy decision. I did so because I like the Maven Team. I believe they will better pr...

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labor and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing. Hours after learning that ...