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Blog Post Archive

Who, Exactly, Is Fueling the Vinyl-Records Renaissance?

LP sales keep rising, but mostly because of indie-rock fans and nostalgists—which isn't enough to "save" the music industry.

Dude, Where's My Horoscope?

AstrologyZone.c om attracts some 6.5 million unique visitors every month, but many of them grow furious when the predictions arrive late. How can they plan ahead when they don't know what the stars have in store for them?

Two Couples, One Mortgage

Why my partner and I decided to buy a housewith our friends, share our space and our lives, and all make a family together

It Takes a Village—to Staff a Factory

"It indeed is an oasis, but the passion and commitment are replicable elsewhere." A man working in Mississippi on some of the things the state has done right.

One of Every Seven U.S. Cars Has Been Recalled but Not Repaired

Owners rarely take their cars in for free replacement parts. What can be done to change that?

The Weeping Time

A forgotten history of the largest slave auction ever on American soil

Teens Are Having a Hard Time Getting Summer Jobs

And, since working in the summer can predict future job prospects, that matters. 

The Invisible Economy

Our techniques for measuring economic performance are obsolete, obscuring a complete picture of how we're faring.

The California High-Speed Rail Debate—Kicking Things Off

The Erie Canal. The transcontinental railroad. The Interstate Highway system. Big, expensive, controversial—and indispensable. Is the next one in this series a new rail network in our most famously freeway-centric state? 

Raj Shaunak and the Economic Boom in Eastern Mississippi

It's one thing to draw high-skill, high-wage jobs to a place with few opportunities. It's something else altogether to find people to fill them. A local answer to a national question.

Smelling Death: On the Job With New York's Crime-Scene Cleaners

CSI and Law & Order would have you believe that a crime scene empties out after the glitzy detectives are done with it. In reality, somebody else has to come in and clean it all up.

Taking Paternity Leave Makes Other Dads More Likely to Do the Same

Add what researchers call a social "snowball effect" to the already long list of reasons why dads should take time off. 

Remembering the Workers of the Domino Sugar Factory

For 20 years, Robert Shelton punched the clock at Brooklyn's cavernous sugar refinery. Now he's a docent at Kara Walker's art exhibit there, sharing with visitors the story of his life.

Everybody Freaking Out About Millennials Living With Their Parents Needs to Read This 1 Sentence

Almost half of young people "living with their parents" are in college, where all campus housing counts as "living with their parents," according to the Census.

Is America to Thank for the Global Decline in Poverty?

Arthur Brooks thinks the world's poor were motivated to "throw off their chains of poverty" because they envied Americans.

Larry Summers's 4-Point Plan for Saving the Economy

Don't get distracted by the deficit: It's time to start fixing America's crumbling infrastructure.

Dov Charney’s Redeeming Quality

He may have a track record of financial mismanagement and sexual harassment, but the American Apparel CEO was outspoken in his support for sweatshop-free manufacturing.

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