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Building A World Of Binge-Watchers
Netflix has a plan to expand everywhere, and it begins in São Paulo
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The executive chairman of Alphabet explains how technology will improve lives on a scale we’ve never seen before in history.
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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 23 20173 minutes
Brazilians Look For A Trump Of Their Own
Fed up with recession and corruption, they want a new face | “The country is a mess. It needs someone to clean it up”
- Jan 19 201714 minutes
Don’t Tell Your Friends They’re Lucky: Luck has a lot to do with success. We just don’t want to admit it.
Cornell professor of economics Robert Frank says he’s alive today because of “pure dumb luck.” In 2007, he collapsed on a tennis court, struck down by what was later diagnosed as a case of sudden cardiac death, something only 2 percent of victims sur
- Dec 5 20163 minutes
The Dangerous Myth That Hillary Clinton Ignored The Working Class
To many white Trump voters, the problem wasn’t her economic stance, but the larger vision—a multi-ethnic social democracy—that it was a part of.
- Jan 19 20177 minutes
Investing Is More Luck Than Talent: The surprising message of the statistics of wealth distribution.
Depending on which economist you ask, big inequalities in wealth are either an essential engine for growth—the reward that motivates people to work hard, innovate, and prosper—or a ticking time bomb capable of unleashing mass misery, social upheaval,
- Jan 11 20173 minutes
How Norwegians and Americans See Inequality Differently
According to a recent study, the former are much less comfortable with the idea of luck determining well-being.
- 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 12 20163 minutes
A Development Bank Stops Lending Abroad
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- Aug 1 20164 minutes
After Brexit, Global Is Local
Britain’s decision was a setback for the global economic order. Here’s how GE plans to keep growing in a protectionist world.
- Dec 10 20163 minutes
Severe Inequality Is Incompatible With The American Dream
Why extreme wealth makes it hard for people to do better than their parents did
- Dec 7 201615 minutes
Environmentalism Was Once A Social-Justice Movement
The incoming Trump administration is likely to see the greatest revival of environmentalism as a confrontational, grassroots, sometimes radical movement since at least 1970, when more than a million people took part in the first Earth Day.The vigil a
- Dec 30 20169 minutes
2016: A Year Defined by America’s Diverging Economies
Just as income inequality has become a fixture in many Americans’ understanding of the country, so too must accelerating regional divides.
- 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.
- Dec 13 20163 minutes
Why Fewer Americans Outearn Their Parents
It’s growing inequality—not a temporarily sluggish economy—that is most likely to blame.
- 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.
- Jan 21 20172 minutes
Women's March Protestors Fear Trump Will Worsen Economic Inequality
“I think all indications are that people are going to get poorer under the Trump administration.”
- Dec 1 20132 minutes
Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil
With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil.
- Dec 20 20162 minutes
How Men’s Economic Struggles Can Look Like Good News for Women
When actually everyone is having a hard time
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
Shrinking the Gap Is Key for Democracy
ONE OF THE REASONS I ran for President was because, for decades, the economy had been changing, and Washington hadn’t done enough to make it work for working Americans. Everywhere I went, it seemed like our economy’s basic bargain—if you work hard, y
- Dec 21 201629 minutes
‘Better Is Good’: Obama On Reparations, Civil Rights, And The Art Of The Possible
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- Aug 8 20166 minutes
Rio ... or Bust
Amid crises, the Marvelous City readies for its closeup
- Sep 5 20163 minutes
We’re Working Harder Than Ever—so Why Is Productivity Going Down?
MOST OF US FEEL MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN EVER. BETWEEN wi-fi and mobile data, smartphones and apps that let us do everything from hail a ride to order groceries, we can get more done, in more places, more of the time—whether we want to or not. So why doe
- Jul 18 20163 minutes
197. Cranberry Capitalism
MOST CHIEF EXECUTIVES spend the majority of their time hoarding cash, cutting costs and appeasing their boards. Not Randy Papadellis, CEO of the 85-year-old Massachusetts-based cranberry giant Ocean Spray. His days are spent not on calls with Wall St
- Feb 2 20174 minutes
The Ivy League's Gender Pay-Gap Problem
Female alumni make 30 percent less, on average, than their male counterparts.
- Jan 11 20173 minutes
Obama Frames His Economic Legacy
In his farewell address, the outgoing president touted his success and offered warnings for the future.
- Oct 13 20166 minutes
To Rescue Democracy, Go Outside: Real spaces, not digital ones, will fix our politics.
When I see a liberal writer’s description of Donald Trump, or a conservative writer’s views of Hillary Clinton, I am embarrassed for them both. I wouldn’t let a 5-year-old child make such impolite and obviously extreme statements—and yet, today, extr
- Feb 8 20173 minutes
The Benefit of Racial Isolation
The charter schools praised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are notoriously segregated. In some cases, that’s a benefit.