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Economics
The ripple effect of closed offices
By Hilary George-Parkin
The most popular barter items have been hard-to-find groceries like flour, yeast and eggs as well as baby wipes, disinfecting spray and masks (Credit: Getty Images)
Economics
The rise of bartering
By Jessica Jones
The Bubonic Plague killed a third of Europe's population — and ended up concentrating much of the continent's wealth (Credit: Alamy)
Covid-19
How the Plague made the rich richer
By Eleanor Russell, University of Cambridge and Martin Parker, University of Bristol
Commuters pass the time on their mobile phones as they wait in line for a bus after finishing work in Hong Kong (Credit: Getty Images)
Economics
The big problem with short queues
By Chris Baraniuk
A worker sorts coffee beans at the Lamastus Family Estate farm in Boquete, Panama (Credit: Alamy Stock Photo)
Economics
The coffee that costs $75
By Ellen Lee
Although no longer “endangered” there are still just 500 to 1,000 adult pandas left in the wild, in six isolated mountain ranges in China (Credit: Getty Images)
China
Understanding panda-nomics
By Jillian Ryan Post-doctoral Research Fellow, CSIRO and Carla Litchfield, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia
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Economics
Why are flowers so expensive?
By Bryan Lufkin
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Economics
Could we face a ‘chocapocalypse’?
By Jovana Stanisljevic, Grenoble École de Management
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Economics
A phenomenon that drives bad decisions
By Madeline Grant
In the wake of the financial crisis health workers in Venezuela report a rise in unplanned pregnancies, STDs and HIV (Credit: Getty Images)
Economics
How condoms can cost over a week’s pay
Spoken in Scotland for more than 1,500 years, in Medieval times Scottish Gaelic was the primary language for swathes of the country (Credit: Getty Images)
Language
Can £27m a year resuscitate a language?
By Lennox Morrison
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Economics
The price of renaming a country
By Chris Baraniuk
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