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Richard Thaler Wins the Nobel in Economics For Killing Homo Economicus

Thaler’s work shows that assuming human beings are predictably irrational is the most rational approach to studying their behavior.

What Studying Conflict Resolution Teaches About Personal Relationships

Donna Hicks, a scholar at Harvard, says the lessons from her research on violence apply to interactions with family, friends, and mentees.

The Radical Kindness of Dan Meers, Godfather of NFL Mascots

For almost 30 years, he has played mentor to a growing professional community as Kansas City’s KC Wolf.

Siemens CEO: America Invented Globalization—Why Give It Up?

Joe Kaeser, who leads the German conglomerate, talks trade, job training, and Donald Trump.

Warby Parker's Co-Founder on Starting a Company From Scratch

Dave Gilboa says it’s important to find a mentor “who can tell you when you are being delusional.”

America's Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low

It fell thanks to government policies, not the expansion of the economy, researchers found.

How the Equifax Hack Could Hurt Anyone Applying for a Job

Fraudulent activity will likely start to show up in Americans’ credit history—which many employers use to evaluate prospective hires.

The 4 Lessons Amazon Can Learn From Sears's Big Mistakes

In the middle of the 20th century, Sears accounted for a full percentage point of U.S. GDP. By the early 21st century, it was in steep decline. What happened?

One Year After Its Fake-Accounts Scandal, Wells Fargo Isn't 'A Better Bank'

When the Senate Banking Committee summoned the company's CEO to describe its progress, there wasn't much to report.

When Working From Home Doesn’t Work

IBM pioneered telecommuting. Now it wants people back in the office.

Why Investors Bet on Gun Sales After a Mass Shooting

Following the massacre in Las Vegas, firearm manufacturers saw their stock prices edge up.

This Is What a Real Middle-Class Tax Cut Would Look Like

Getting money into the pockets of ordinary Americans is easy. Why can’t the White House do it?

How Peer Mentorship Can Change Police Departments’ Cultures

The criminologist Geoffrey Alpert says that it’s not just the substance of constructive criticism that matters—it’s also whom that criticism comes from.

Are States Really More Efficient Than the Federal Government?

Political scientists and economists don't think so, but many Republicans—who want to turn national programs over to local control—do.

The Insidious Logic of 'Stick to Sports'

The 150-year-old marketing strategy casts professional athletics as an escape from, rather than a part of, American corporate culture.

The Mayo Mogul

How did Josh Tetrick’s vegan-mayonnaise company become a Silicon Valley darling—and what is he really selling?

The Political Land Mine in the Republican Tax Plan

GOP lawmakers from blue states are protesting the elimination of a popular deduction that could force many middle-class families to pay more—and sink President Trump’s bill in the House.

The Next Challenge for Puerto Rico’s Recovery

The island will likely get the short-term help it needs. But that will do little to help its ongoing fiscal crisis.

Trump Says His Tax Plan Won't Benefit the Rich—He's Exactly Wrong

When the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center analyzed the proposal, it found that the vast majority of benefits would go to corporations and the top 1 percent of earners.

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