Economics

A proposal in the president's budget will sound mighty familiar to the Florida senator.

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Republicans Suddenly Can't Stop Talking About "Mobility"

Too bad GOP policies are undercutting it

The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder. 

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What we can learn from Apple, Google, and Pixar's attempts to keep wages low.

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Family Wealth Lasts For Ten To Fifteen Generations

An Interview with Gregory Clark, historian of social mobility

The ultimate case for dealing with income inequality before all else

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Here's a tool that can actually tell us how economically secure our nation is.

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Who Should Advertise During The Super Bowl? Hint: Not Pepsi

New companies stand to gain the most from America's biggest TV event

Researchers reveal the smarter science behind Super Bowl advertising 

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Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood

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.”

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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.

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

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Here Comes the Anti-Government Left

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. 

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