Economics

Who Should Advertise During The Super Bowl? Hint: Not Pepsi
New companies stand to gain the most from America's biggest TV event
January 29, 2014

Researchers reveal the smarter science behind Super Bowl advertising 

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.

All the Jobs Growth Last Month Went to Women. (And That's Not Necessarily Good News for Them.)
January 15, 2014

A remarkable piece of news came out along with last month's job report—of the 74,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy in December, all of them went to women.

On Second Thought, Republicans Say, Let's Stiff the Unemployed
January 14, 2014

Republicans who want to do something about poverty and the unemployed? That's so last week.

Here Comes the Anti-Government Left
Why Elizabeth Warren is more radical than Bill de Blasio—and has more national appeal, too
January 12, 2014

Bill de Blasio and Elizabeth Warren stand for two distinct, if overlapping, worldviews. And only one plays well nationally. 

'Marketplace' Assures Us Bentleys and Tuscan Villas Trickle Down
January 07, 2014

It's one thing to celebrate banker bonuses. But you really shouldn't bungle your lingo while you do.

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't Just Good Politics. It's Good Economics, Too.
December 31, 2013

The media treat it as a political ploy. It has a serious intellectual case, too.

Alan Greenspan Is Still Trying to Justify His Bad Decisions
What the maestro doesn't understand
December 16, 2013

Alan Greenspan went from pragmatic central banker to ideologue. In his memoir, he poses as the former but writes like the latter.

The Volcker Rule: How It Will Work, and Why It May Still Fail
December 10, 2013

“As a starting point, we think the Proposed Rule is simply too tepid.” That was how Senators Jeff Merkley and Carl Levin opened their February 2012 comment letter to federal banking regulators about the “Volcker rule,” designed to prevent large banks

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