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17 common products that cost way more than they should

Many common products have very high mark-up prices, often because they hold a high symbolic value, require specialized skills to produce, or there's little generic competition.
Farm equipment provides a backdrop as U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage to deliver remarks on agriculture Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Trump helping out American farmers could plunge the whole world into a trade war

OPINION: If American farmers get help, other countries will want to help their farmers... and that's what things get weird.
Lose weight without losing your mind.

2 formerly obese economists who lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months say ‘meta-rules’ were a key part of their success

The authors of "The Economists' Diet" recommend minimizing choice in your diet by creating "meta-rules," such as, "During the week, I have salad for lunch."
If you're looking to shed pounds, look no further than an economics textbook. Rob Barnett is pictured before and after losing weight.

2 formerly obese economists who lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months relied on a controversial weight-loss strategy

Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett, the authors of "The Economists' Diet," recommend weighing yourself every day if you're trying to lose weight.

CEO of blockchain company Chain on what everyone gets wrong about the technology

Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain, on innovative applications of blockchain tech, linking public and private networks and the price of bitcoin.
If you're looking to shed pounds, look no further than an economics textbook. Rob Barnett is pictured before and after losing weight.

2 formerly obese economists lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months — here are the best tricks they used

In "The Economists' Diet," Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett explain how to lose and maintain weight efficiently using fundamental principles of economics.
A Japanese soccer fan wipes her tears as Japan loses their 2014 World Cup soccer match against Colombia, at a public viewing event in Tokyo.

9 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’

The last two decades in Japan have been marked by low fertility rates and a shrinking economy. Here are some of the more tangible signs the country needs help.
A candlelight vigil outside the Men's Central Jail in support of Pope Francis' message on incarceration and immigration reform, in Los Angeles, September 29, 2015.

‘It still haunts me’: What it’s like to get a job after prison in America

Americans coming out of prison have a hard time finding and keeping jobs, and it's affecting the economy.

Japan’s fertility crisis is the worst it’s been in 118 years

Since Japan began tracking birth rates in 1899, the total number of newborns has never fallen below 950,000 — until 2017.
If you're looking to shed pounds, look no further than an economics textbook. Rob Barnett is pictured before and after losing weight.

The behaviors that affect weight can be explained by economic theories — according to formerly obese economists who lost 120 pounds in 18 months...

Lose weight using fundamental economic theories taking a tip from two formerly obese economists and the authors of "The Economists' Diet."