Economics

Wanted: Personal Assistant. Ivy League Degree Required.
April 07, 2015

A distinction needs to be made between the jobs that exploit and the ones that just disappoint.

Don't Take Kevin Spacey's Reckless Investment Advice
April 03, 2015

His ad for E-Trade doesn't offer sound advice.

McDonald's Wage Hike Is Thanks to the Economy, Not the “Fight for $15”
April 01, 2015

It's not time celebrate yet. But we're close.

Jay Z's Streaming Music Service Makes No Economic Sense
March 31, 2015

He thinks Spotify is the enemy, but it's really record labels like his.

Luxury Brands Are Status Symbols Only If You Can’t Afford Them
Why rich people are embracing minimalism, and the rest of us are Googling "Ralph Lauren"
March 26, 2015

Why rich people are embracing minimalism, and the rest of us are Googling "Ralph Lauren" and "David Yurman."

Fracking Is Good for American Consumers
But we still need to account for the environmental costs
March 20, 2015

But we still need to account for the environmental costs.

One Bank Is Finally on Trial for the Financial Crisis
March 18, 2015

Nomura chose to fight in court instead of settle—and now we're learning exactly what it did during the financial crisis.

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