Robert Shiller

16 Big Bubbles That Are Getting Ready to Pop

With stocks markets soaring, many wonder if equities will be the next bubble to burst. But stocks aren't the only assets that look frothy: These are showing danger signs too.

Romney or Obama: Whose Win Would Ignite an Economic Boom?

According to our exclusive (but unscientific) poll two-thirds of respondents felt one candidate would be better for the country economically. But does history back up their opinions about which party's presidents bring growth and which bring stagnation? You may be surprised.

The Ancient Reason Why Economics Can't Be Rational

One of economists' most popular beliefs is a concept called "rational economics." It asserts that a person will do what's in his best financial interest. Only problem is, the idea fails in the real world over and over.

6 Simple Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy a Home

Houses are cheap. Interest rates are low. And the economy is improving. Even Warren Buffett says that housing might be the best investment today. So should you run out and buy a home? Not necessarily.

10 Everyday Things You're Probably Paying Too Much For

Given the way capitalism works, we're all bound to overpay sometimes. The key is to avoid making it a habit. Here are 10 common things you're most likely paying too much for, and tips for keeping more of that cash in your pocket.

A Modest Proposal for Easing Unemployment

Many economists are content to battle royally over the wisdom of stimulus spending. But here's straightforward recommendation from Yale's Robert Shiller: The U.S. government should simply hire workers directly for public services, much as it did during the Great Depression.

Sorry, Fortune, but Stocks Are Cheap Now

Based on Yale professor Robert Shiller's theory that when price/earnings ratios rise too high, stocks must fall, Fortune magazine argues a crash is right around the corner. But the magazine's analysis ignores two important factors.

Are houses cheap now?

Marketwatch.com Chief Economist Irwin Kellner sometimes boldly goes where no man has gone before, to cite an old Star Trek phrase, and a current...