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Blog Post Archive

How McDonald's Became a Target for Protest

The Golden Arches continue to inspire discontent on a domestic and international level.

Ben Bernanke Isn't the Problem, the System Is the Problem

The former Federal Reserve chair is only the latest top regulator to head through the revolving door to the financial industry.

How NPR Tote Bags Became a Thing

Functional and affordable, the canvas bag has become a cultural touchstone. But news merchandise today, like the industry itself, is increasingly specialized.

Google's Other Big Research Project: Curbing Its Own Prejudice

Even for a company that's trying to produce driverless cars and "solve" mortality, getting employees to overcome their own biases is a challenge.

The Very Real Hardship of Unpredictable Work Schedules

The 17 percent of workers who deal with erratic scheduling tend to be those who can afford instability the least.

How Capitalism Created 'Cool'

Two Caltech brain researchers discuss why vintage T-shirts and Beats By Dre headphones make us feel so, well, cool.

When Tax Credits Are About More Than Money

A new study finds that the EITC can have emotional and psychological benefits for low-income Americans.

Economists Still Think Economics Is the Best

Despite failing to foresee the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression, leaders in the field still fail to look for wisdom beyond its bounds.

Where Do Firms Go When They Die?

Companies can't live forever, and the average lifespan of a publicly traded company is dropping. The good news is they become other companies.

Helping the Unemployed Create Their Own Jobs

A New York state program teaches the jobless how to become entrepreneurs, while still collecting benefits.

Where the White People Live

"We think segregation of whites is normal," according to researchers who study patterns of self-segregation and concentrated poverty.

Be Careful What You Google

The search engine creates a feedback loop that influences the way people see the world, a new study finds.

An Elegy for Rob Lowe's DirecTV Commercials

After assaults from "shy bladder" groups, cable companies, and the Better Business Bureau, the extremely effective ad campaign is finally being pulled.

Compensating for Mass Murder

What happens to the millions of dollars donated to help victims?

What Would a World Without Language Barriers Look Like?

On the present imperfections and compelling potential of Skype's real-time translation

From Xizhou to Eastport to Ajo: Big Dreams in Small Towns

The same kind of ambition you see in political campaigns, races for sports championships, or attempts to score a big IPO — but toward a different end.

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