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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

Blog Post Archive

A Terrible Year for Newspapers, a Good Year for News

In the wake of the 2014 newspaper purge, there is no such thing as the news business. Instead, there are dozens of different businesses that happen to publish the news.

To Work Better, Work Less

Toiling away for more hours diminishes productivity. Why do so many do it anyway?

Why Are There So Many Women in Public Relations?

The field is nearly two-thirds female. Is it because of a lack of better options—or is it, in fact, the best possible option?

The Utah Lawyers Who Are Making Legal Services Affordable

A sliding-scale model plus a bit of creativity allows Open Legal Services to represent those with few other options.

A Good Way to Wreck a Local Economy: Build Casinos

No one should look to the gambling industry to revive cities, “because that’s not what casinos do.” 

How Advertisers Used World War I to Sell, Sell, Sell

Cigarettes, gramophones, even guard dogs. There was nothing that the Great War didn't provide a good excuse to buy.

The Robots Are Coming, But Are They Really Taking Our Jobs?

A new study shows experts are split on whether artificial intelligence will boost—or decimate—the economy. 

The Restaurant Menu That Will Make People Want to Buy Healthy Food

Restaurants might be contributing to our obesity epidemic. One solution? Create menus that draw attention to low-calorie fare.

How Much Do Hurricanes Hurt the Economy?

Researchers are trying to estimate the costs of climate change.

The Economics of Jane Austen

In her fiction, the 18th-century novelist wrestled with the same question that preoccupied Adam Smith: Does the pursuit of wealth diminish a person's moral integrity?

The Economics of Your Face

A new study on the value of a fat face (for guys) joins a long tradition of beauty biases in the office

Would a Name Change Help Malaysia Airlines?

Nearly two decades ago, another airline emerged from a disaster with a new name. A study of how it's fared since.

Social Security: The Greatest Government Policy of All Time?

Social Security is the most effective anti-poverty program in U.S. history. So why do some people hate it?

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