What we can learn from Apple, Google, and Pixar's attempts to keep wages low.
An Interview with Gregory Clark, historian of social mobility
The ultimate case for dealing with income inequality before all else
Here's a tool that can actually tell us how economically secure our nation is.
New companies stand to gain the most from America's biggest TV event
Researchers reveal the smarter science behind Super Bowl advertising
So long, long-tail
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. It was a lesson in the new world order for old companies. Eric Schmidt of Google announced that Anderson’s ideas had influenced his company’s strategic thinking “in a profound way.”
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.
Republicans who want to do something about poverty and the unemployed? That's so last week.
Why Elizabeth Warren is more radical than Bill de Blasio—and has more national appeal, too
Bill de Blasio and Elizabeth Warren stand for two distinct, if overlapping, worldviews. And only one plays well nationally.
It's one thing to celebrate banker bonuses. But you really shouldn't bungle your lingo while you do.
The media treat it as a political ploy. It has a serious intellectual case, too.