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- Feb 1 20179 minutes
I asked one of my students to explain his support for Trump. The answer was more than I bargained for.
- Dec 2 20166 minutes
The Playground Where Babies Learn To Talk
A campaign to encourage brain development is using parks to deliver its message to children and their caregivers.
- Dec 9 201611 minutes
How Robots Will Save The Global Economy
AI will help humans find solutions to our biggest problems.
- Dec 19 201621 minutes
The Person Of The Year
EVEN FOR DONALD TRUMP, THE DISTANCE IS STILL fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular people below. The ice skaters swarming Central Park’s Wollman Rink look like old-television static,
- Jan 20 20174 minutes
Lauren Bush: Follow These Steps To End World Hunger
Every day, roughly one in nine people around the world do not know where their next meal is coming from.
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
The American Obsession With Parenting
Parents of all income and education levels are spending more time promoting their kids’ development—yet socioeconomic gaps in childrearing behavior are growing.
- Jan 18 20174 minutes
Why Poor People Make Expensive Financial Decisions
Often, the banking options available for low-income Americans are all fundamentally flawed.
- Sep 1 20161 minute
It’s Time to Start Worrying About a Frexit
“BREXIT” has made it clear that Europe’s postwar trend toward integration is no historical inevitability. Crises once dismissed as mere speed bumps on the road to an ever closer union now have the potential to unravel the project even further. The st
- Oct 24 20163 minutes
Where the Next Crisis Will Come From
Keep an eye on depressed lenders, shadow banks, and China
- Jan 19 20173 minutes
The Dark Side of American Optimism
And the bright side of rising pessimism about the American Dream
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
Banks? Not My Problem Now!
After a defeat, Italy’s Matteo Renzi will leave the quandary of ailing lenders unsolved | It’s “a huge drag on growth, but it won’t solve itself spontaneously”
- Jan 1 20174 minutes
The Business Of Humanity
Many of the world’s most prominent corporate and nonprofit leaders gathered with Pope Francis for this year’s Fortune + Time Global Forum. Their aim? Forging a new social compact.
- Aug 29 20162 minutes
The Nobel-winning economist’s provocative new book, The Euro, lays out why the European Union is mired in perpetual crisis
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
The 1996 welfare reform law is being used to cut food aid to some of the poorest Americans.
- Jun 1 201618 minutes
The Evolution of an Idealist
Before he was president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim advocated its abolition. Today, he’s roiling the organization by shuffling staff and eschewing old priorities. Is he destroying the bank—or saving it from itself?
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
Looking for Answers to the World’s Biggest Challenges in the Eternal City
IT’S NO SECRET THAT GLOBAL institutions of all kinds—large and small, public and private—are under pressure. While the elites of most countries still believe in unfettered globalization and market capitalism, they are increasingly isolated in that fa
- Dec 26 20164 minutes
Where the 'Bad Kids' Go to School
A 2016 documentary magnifies an often ignored part of the education world.
- Jul 1 20162 minutes
Size Up the Real Strength of Munis
THOUGH PUERTO RICO’S DEFAULT CRACKED CONFIDENCE IN HIGH-YIELD MUNICIPAL BONDS, THE ASSET REMAINS SOLID.
- Oct 10 20163 minutes
Wind is the New Corn
In some of the poorest rural areas in the U.S., turbines are a fresh source of wealth | “Before, I raised corn and soybeans and cattle. Now I don’t. I’m a wind farmer”
- Aug 1 20164 minutes
Building on Sand
Out of cash and out of options, America’s cities need a new plan—and they might need Washington to design it.
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
Designed In Davos, Tested In Zimbabwe
Insurers are banding together to pioneer crop insurance in Africa | “It’s not a project that’s going to pay off in the first year”
- Jan 15 20173 minutes
Americans Can Soon Buy Groceries Online With Food Stamps
A new program will allow low-income families to purchase goods that they might not have access to locally. But is it a miracle or a mirage?
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality
A comprehensive index from the World Economic Forum finds that for such a rich country, America isn't doing all that well at creating prosperity.
- Dec 22 201610 minutes
How Barack Obama Failed Black Americans
The country’s first black president never pursued policies bold enough to close the racial wealth gap.
- Aug 1 20162 minutes
The Brighter Side of Brexit
PAUL J. LIM AND TAYLOR TEPPER MARKET REACTION TO Britain’s late-June decision to leave the European Union was swift and scary. After two trading days, the Dow Jones industrial average was off 5%, and overseas stocks had fallen even further. Within
- Jan 14 201711 minutes
The Curse of Econ 101
When it comes to basic policy questions such as the minimum wage, introductory economics can be more misleading than it is helpful.
- Aug 1 20165 minutes
Where to Invest After a British Breakup
Brexit is almost certain to mean more volatility in global stock markets. Here’s how to profit from keeping a stiff upper lip.
- May 1 201613 minutes
When he founded Toms, Blake Mycoskie reinvented the idea of a company that does well while doing good. So what’s next for him? Doing that again
- Dec 21 20169 minutes
Ending Extracurricular Privilege
One man’s mission to make college admissions sane (and fair) again
- Jan 10 20175 minutes
Can the Flaws in Credit Scoring Be Fixed?
That credit scoring and reporting is an opaque and flawed system isn’t a new revelation. But recent news that two of the three major credit-reporting agencies were allegedly providing customers with different scores than they advertised and signing t