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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

Blog Post Archive

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."

What is the Price of Perfect Equality?

Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giver—dystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult.

How Uber Helps Women Break Into the Taxi Industry

Safety has always been a huge barrier to entry for cabbies, but the ride-finding app's features seem to reduce the risk of a driver being victimized.

Daimler Employees Can Set Emails to Auto-Delete During Vacation

Workers can look forward to coming back to an inbox exactly as they'd left it.

What's the Cheapest Form of Media Entertainment?

Netflix is 2.5X more expensive than cable TV, and movies are 6X more expensive than video games, if you look at cost-per-hour.

Why All of the U.S. Treasurers Since 1949 Have Been Women

For the last six decades, presidents have treated the treasurer position as a low-risk, high-visibility job that promotes the appearance of diversity while rewarding a loyal supporter. 

How Kim Kardashian Killed Candy Crush

Making hit mobile games is the most random business in entertainment

Insect-Induced Workplace Fatalities: Rare but Real

Bees account for the majority of on-the-job deaths involving bugs. 

Will Cheap Flights Hurt the Planet?

The more people travel by air, the more greenhouse-gas emissions there will be.

Two Working Parents, One Sick Kid

When both mom and dad have jobs, the cultural default is that mom will be the one to take the day off and stay at home.

Why Is Comcast So Terrible?

The inside scoop on a company that's too big to function.

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.” 

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