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Archived Since:June 30, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Getting Private Investors to Fund Public-Health Projects

With social-impact bonds, people can recoup the money they've fronted—as long as the initiatives hit their health targets.

California High-Speed Rail Lucky No. 13: Let's Look at Maglev and Other Alternatives

"Should we invest in infrastructure? Absolutely! But the right kind of infrastructure." Some ideas on what that might mean.

Amazon's Spending Problem Worries Investors

Despite rising sales, Amazon's operating losses in the last quarter were the highest in the company's history.

Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up for the Self-Driving Car (California High-Speed Rail No. 14)

"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."

The Company That Banned Its Own Product

The nation's second-largest tobacco company says its employees are no longer allowed to smoke in the office.

Newspaper Ad Revenue Fell $40 Billion in a Decade

A new report fills in the details on a now familiar story: Printed news just isn't the business it used to be.

Does Inequality Cause Crime?

New research suggests that what matters isn't disparity itself, but whether people are flaunting their riches.

Criminalizing the Hands That Feed the Homeless

More cities are trying to stop residents and food pantries from helping people secure a hot meal.

What Will It Take for Millennials to Become Homeowners?

Many cities and states are offering programs to entice first-time buyers—with mixed results.

The NSA's Moonlighting Problem

A former NSA head has recruited one of his underlings for his lucrative cybersecurity firm—but that underling still works for the agency.

Battle of the Prices: Is It Ever Fair to Charge One Sex More?

On the common practice of charging women more for haircuts and men more for admission to certain nightclubs

Ireland's Gutsy Tax Gambit

By closing the "double Irish" loophole, the country is betting that tech companies need it more than it needs them.

The Worst Halloween Costume: Ebola Edition

An interview with the man behind this year's controversial outfit.

What Is the Cost of Nightmarish Traffic Jams?

One recent estimate finds that in Bangalore, India, alone, the toll of congested streets runs to $6 billion in lost productivity annually.

The World Is Full of Grain

Agricultural production is at record levels—and that could make the planet less stable.

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