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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day

Officials hope a shorter week at the office will make workers healthier and more productive.

How Men and Women Complain About Companies

Businesses know that bad experiences often translate into negative word of mouth, when customers share their misfortunes with other potential customers. But who talks? And whom do they talk to?

I Wasn't a Fan of Sheryl Sandberg's—Until I Couldn't Find a Job

In college, I had the luxury of developing a sophisticated critique of her call to "lean in." After a few months of unemployment, I found it was just what I needed to hear.

Uber and the Triumph of the Downtime Economy

Uber and its ilk allow people to charge money for resources—our rooms, our cars, our time—when we're not using them. Is that a system worth rooting for?

Why the Next Silicon Valley Is Always Silicon Valley

How stars and spillovers create and perpetuate great cities and great companies

The Unexpected Benefit of Telling People What Their Coworkers Make

Advocates for pay disclosure typically focus on the advantage it gives to women in negotiating for equal pay. But new research suggests that companies might be the real winners.

Greed Is Good: A 300-Year History of a Dangerous Idea

Not long ago, the pursuit of commercial self-interest was largely reviled. How did we come to accept it?

The Great Living-Room War: Live TV vs. Internet TV

Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV: They've each got apps and hype. What they don't have much of, however, is what you might call "TV."

What Would You Want to Buy After Spending 30 Years in Prison?

When Glenn Ford became a free man last month, his friends had the idea to build him an Amazon registry for all the things he needed. But after a lifetime behind bars, where do you begin?

Stop Worrying About Inflation—The Recovery Is Still As Slow As Ever

Book it: we've added between 150,000 and 200,000 jobs almost every month this recovery. This time, we added 192,000.

What Stuff Would You Want After 30 Years in Prison?

When Glenn Ford became a free man last month, his friends had the idea to build him an Amazon registry for all the things he needed. But after a lifetime behind bars, where do you begin?

It Helps to Like Your Neighbor During a Natural Disaster

Research suggests that "resilience" isn't just about constructing better buildings—it's also about strong communities.

How the Rich and Poor Spend Money Today—and 30 Years Ago

Since 1984, education spending has nearly doubled as a share of a richer family's budget. And rent has nearly doubled as a share of a poorer family's spending.

How the Handmade Bike Scene Is Changing

“There are always going to be collectors,” says bike-component maker Kyle Von Hoetzendorff, “but a lot of the builders want to build bikes that people can buy and go ride. The industry has grown up.”

America's Rebel Band of Custom-Bike Builders

Nearly all of the bikes sold in the U.S. are manufactured abroad, but these guys are welding and tinkering in shops and garages across the country.

Why Don't the 1 Percent Feel Rich?

The merely rich are making more, but they're not worth more. It's the 0.01 percent that are creating our new Gilded Age.

The Little Kiosks That Could

Eco-Fuel Africa has set up a system for the production and distribution of "biochar briquettes"—small blocks of carbonized agricultural waste that provide a cleaner, easier-to-access fuel for homes across Uganda.

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