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Red Nation, Pink Economics

Donald Trump drew support from counties where men’s jobs are going away, while women’s jobs are ascendant. There’s nothing he can do to change it.

Thanksgiving, a Celebration of Inequality

For decades, Gilded Age populists and secularist crusaders criticized the holiday’s gospel of abundance.

Rethinking America’s ‘Dark Ghettos’

A Harvard professor argues that fixing America’s urban poverty will require a dramatically different approach.

American Marriage in the Time of the Recession

Women who lived in areas that suffered the brunt of the downturn, new research suggests, were more likely to be abused by their partners.

Black Wealth in the Age of Trump

The president-elect has pledged tax reform and job creation—policies that should theoretically help poor and minority Americans. Will they?

The Hidden Work of Keeping an Office Running

Debra Leonard-Porch, an administrative professional for over 35 years, reflects on her career and the pride she finds her work.

The Emotional Labor of Waitressing

Marie Billiel, who has worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years, talks about having to have a ”mask on” for eight hours at a time.  

Donald Trump's Ford Focus

The president-elect’s tweets about the automaker might be a preview of how he’ll deal with companies that displease him.

How American Business Got So Big

The country is living with the consequences of 35 years of lax antitrust enforcement—including lower wages and costlier consumer products.

Why Silicon Valley May Warm to Trump

The technology industry has resisted him, but a Trump presidency is compatible with its business goals.

Can America’s Companies Survive America’s Most Aggressive Investors?

So-called activist investors are increasingly gaining control of legacy corporations, forcing them to trim payrolls and downsize research operations—and, quite possibly, damaging the entire economy.

How the Presidency Will Hurt Trump’s Brand

It's not that he's unusually controversial—it's that any president has a hard time making everyone happy.

What It’s Like Folding the Shirts That Get Thrown Back on the Shelf

Shawna Rule, a 21-year-old living in South Dakota, talks about juggling a full-time job, a part-time job, and a college degree.

The Life of a Lumberjack

Chuck Carlson, a logger in South Dakota, talks about having one of the most dangerous jobs in the country for over 30 years.

An Unpredictable Upcoming Matchup: Donald Trump vs. Big Business

The president-elect may seem an unlikely trust-buster, but he’s indicated an openness to reviving America’s once-robust anti-monopoly apparatus.

The Dollar-a-Year Man

Bucking most historical and constitutional precedents, Donald Trump will reject a White House paycheck.

The Human at Human Resources

Jeni Strand, an HR executive in Fargo, North Dakota, talks about the challenges of building a workplace that respects employees’ time at home in an age of the smartphone.

What Trump’s Secretary of Labor Could Do

His rumored choices have very different backgrounds but all reflect a philosophy geared toward rolling back regulations.

Being an Investment Banker, Far Away From Wall Street

Brad Eichler, an executive at a Little Rock, Arkansas-based firm, talks about what hard work means to him when he’s traveling more than 100 days a year.

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