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The Best Articles in Economy

The most useful articles and videos in Economy from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Economy Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Economy by Refind users.

  1. Endless Uncertainty
  2. Three Big Things: The Most Important Forces Shaping the World
  3. Theory of Constraints Principles Simplified [With Pictures]
  4. Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
  5. Optimism

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Economy, including:

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Mariana Mazzucato

UCL Professor, Director of @IIPP_UCL. Books: Entrepreneurial State; Value of Everything; Mission Economy. 4 kids keep me smiling

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Tim Harford

Author How To Make The World Add Up (UK) / The Data Detective (US). Cautionary Tales podcast. Undercover Economist at the FT. BBC More or Less. Views my own.

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Annie Lowrey

Staff writer for @TheAtlantic, author of "Give People Money." I don't see DMs or check this space often, so please say hi on annie@theatlantic.com.

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Paul Krugman

Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” "Arguing With Zombies," + more.

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Freakonomics

Follow the Freakonomics Radio podcast for weekly episodes that explore the hidden side of everything — with host Stephen J. Dubner.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Economy, including:

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Visual Capitalist

Data-driven visual content focused on global trends, investing, technology, and the economy.

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Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦

Writes about economics, tweets about rabbits. Subscribe to my Substack: http://noahpinion.substack.com Email: noahpiniontwitter@gmail.com

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Vox

Understand the news. Support Vox with a contribution: http://vox.com/give-now

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MIT Technology Review

Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters

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Foreign Affairs

A magazine of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, founded in 1922. Sign up for our newsletters: http://foreignaffairs.com/newsletter

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