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How ‘Treat Yourself’ Became a Capitalist Command

Corporations love telling Americans they “deserve” fancy electronics and indulgent food.

The Blurry Corporation

What if computer systems ?were designed so that desk workers could collaborate, regardless of ?their? employer, their location, or ?the? time of day?

A New Stock Exchange?

A marketplace known as IEX says that its platform prevents the high-frequency trading many have come to loathe.

The Futility of State-Level Efforts to Keep Refugees Out

If governors really want to deter Syrian migrants, they should just make their states terrible places to live and work.

When Uncle Sam Babysat Dick and Jane

During World War II the United States government operated a heavily-subsidized childcare program—the likes of which Americans haven’t seen since.

Can Tax Havens Be Tamed?

Perhaps in theory there are ways to fix tax avoidance, but they aren’t politically feasible.

Who Took Care of Rosie the Riveter's Kids?

Government-run childcare was crucial in enabling women’s employment during World War II, but today the program has largely been forgotten.

Why Does Progress on Women's Wages Seem to Be Stalling?

So far, 2015 has seen a widening of the gender pay gap—the first interruption of a decades-long trend.

With Over a Million Rooms, Marriott Will Soon Be the Biggest Hotel Company

Its $12-billion acquisition of Starwood is a reminder of how much money consumers are spending on experiences, not things.

Are Hispanics Finding a Better Life in the U.S.?

Compared to other immigrant groups? No. Compared to their parents? Yes.

Shake Shack and the Rising Wages-Rising Prices Infinity Loop

The burger chain announced its prices were going up to accommodate rising worker pay and reignited debate about the impact of minimum wage.

Uber Is Not the Future of Work

Gig-enabling apps are a distraction from the uncertainties that affect far more people: Will workers get paid enough and are their jobs safe?

The Productivity Obsession

In today's always-on workplace, employees crave any app that promises a chance at regaining control over their time.

The Sociology Behind Tinder’s New Profiles

By adding information about about jobs and alma maters, the dating app seems to be moving from hooking up to coupling up.

The Drone Economy

The unmanned-aircraft industry could help to revive a struggling region. But what are the consequences?

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