Business

Detroit's Promising Lesson for America's Failing Cities
September 02, 2014

Why the city's bankruptcy might be a good thing.

Why the $#&@! Did Your Airline Cancel Your Flight Today? They Had a Very Good Reason.
An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it
August 28, 2014

An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it.

Yet Another Reason Why We Should All Stand at Work
June 30, 2014

It will help you be more creative.

Jill Abramson's Firing Shows the Insidious New Way Sexism Happens in the Modern Workplace
May 16, 2014

This is what makes today’s sexism so tricky: It’s about feelings and impressions created by women’s behavior, not red lines drawn between men and women. 

Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Trying to Capitalize on Washington's Deep Freeze With Moscow
The rocket company says the Air Force's contract with a rival company is sending taxpayer dollars to Russia
May 15, 2014

The rocket company says the Air Force's contract with a rival company is sending taxpayer dollars to Russia.

Coming Soon: The United States of Comcast
Comcast Time-Warner merger will create Orwellian monopoly
February 13, 2014

In George Orwell’s 1984, the world is divided into three totalitarian superstates, but in the world of broadband and cable television only a single company may soon reign supreme.

Obama's Partly to Blame for the Postal Service's Backward Ways
February 10, 2014

Why hasn't he filled the vacanies on the agency's board?

Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood
So long, long-tail
January 17, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail.

Against the Insufferable Cult of Productivity
December 13, 2013

The 21st century cult of productivity is paralyzing us. 

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