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The Disappearing Right to Earn a Living

Want to become a florist in Louisiana? A home-entertainment installer in Connecticut? Or a barber anywhere? You’re going to need a license for that—and it’s going to cost you.

The Dismal Future of Trump's Least Favorite Agency

Mick Mulvaney, the controversial head of the OMB, might soon direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he once called “a sick, sad joke.”

The 4 Reasons Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Retail

“Five years from now, we won’t be debating whether ‘e-tailers’ are taking share from brick-and-mortar retailers, because they are all the same.”

A Major Step Forward for the Republican Tax Bill

The House on Thursday approved its legislation in a surprisingly drama-free vote. But hurdles await in the Senate.

Why the U.S. Fails at Worker Training

Automation and globalization are making some workers’ skills obsolete. Why can’t the federal government figure out how to successfully prepare Americans for the future?

Republicans Slap an Expiration Date on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

The new Senate plan would have cuts for individuals go away in eight years but make them permanent for corporations.

Is There Any Way to Be an Ethical Moviegoer in the Post-Weinstein Era?

Consumers who want to avoid supporting stars and moguls accused of wrongdoing now face a difficult choice.

The GOP's High-Risk Move to Whack Obamacare in Its Tax Bill

Republican senators will scrap the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate as part of their proposal, jeopardizing delicate negotiations for the chance at a double legislative win.

Why Amazon Just Spent a Fortune to Turn 'Lord of the Rings' Into TV

There is no “Moneyball” for media. In entertainment, overkill is underrated.

Are Humans Actually More 'Human' Than Robots?

Americans are skeptical of automation technologies taking over highly interactive tasks. But perhaps humanity is being hyped up too much—and that could create surprising challenges for job-retention efforts.

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

A change to the urban skyline that could make a big dent in carbon emissions

The Very Bad Arguments for Killing the Estate Tax

It’s minuscule, cumbersome, and easily avoided. It’s also important.

America's Elite Colleges Need More Veterans

The military can be an important engine for social mobility, but it doesn’t always work that way.

Senate Republicans Go Their Own Way on Tax Reform

The GOP was supposed to be unified on taxes after internal divisions destroyed their health-care drive. But the party’s majorities in Congress now have two competing legislative proposals once again.

Why the GOP’s Dream of Tax Reform Is (Probably) Doomed

Republicans are screwing up their big tax cut. They can still salvage it. But they have to think small.

Why There Are Pop-Ups for Everything Now

Temporary shops were once emblems of scrappy entrepreneurialism. Today they tend to be marketing efforts from giant corporations.

Is Donald Trump Using the DOJ to Crush CNN?

Or is the Department of Justice finally cracking down on corporate mergers?

The Law Firm Playing Both Sides of the Weinstein Scandal

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP was reportedly representing The New York Times while simultaneously trying to kill one of the paper’s stories.

We're All Tax Havens

The Paradise Papers conjure visions of sunny places for shady people, but most developed countries serve as tax havens of some sort.

Governments Don’t Stand a Chance Against Rich People Who Don’t Like Taxes

After each big financial leak, individuals suffer the brunt of the consequences, but the system remains intact.

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