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Blog Post Archive

Is AirBnB David or Goliath?

Opponents and advocates of the short-term rental platform both say the service is disrupting the country's biggest housing market.

The Financial Consequences of a Bad Flu Shot

While the CDC doesn't have an official estimate for the economic costs of ineffective seasonal vaccines, various studies have suggested that resistant viral strains can weigh on the economy.

The Impossible Dream of a 'Netflix for Magazines'

Consumers already have a Netflix for news and digital entertainment. It's called the Internet.

America's Unlucky Half

President Obama's tax plan is Piketty-lite, aimed at reversing years of economic rot among America's poorest 50 percent

How Black Middle-Class Kids Become Poor Adults

Once they've grown up, African American children are more likely than their white counterparts to backslide into a lower economic group.

Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors?

The housing crisis decimated communities near the University of Chicago, now the school and other organizations are trying to stabilize them.

You Might as Well Buy Wine From New Jersey

Since even certified experts have trouble differentiating vintages, it's hard for the lay drinker to justify paying a premium for bottles from well-regarded regions.

The Secret to Smart Groups Isn't Smart People—It's Women

A fleet of MIT studies finds that women are much better at knowing what their colleagues are really thinking. It's another reason to expect the gender wage gap to eventually flip.

Without Drugs, What's the Point of Bitcoin?

The trial of the Silk Road founder reveals enormous flaws behind the decentralized currency

Shopping While Black: The Role of Race in Retail

Minorities report feeling uncomfortable in stores more often than white people.

Do People Who Ask for Raises Actually Get Them?

Less than half of workers request higher salaries—and less than half of those requests are successful.

Should Cities Have a Different Minimum Wage Than Their State?

Debates over wage-requirements are common at the federal and state level, but now more municipalities are joining the conversation in an attempt to address variations in the cost of living.

The Case of the Vanishing Private Eyes

How 19th-century America's biggest, most dogged detective agency went on to get unceremoniously acquired 100 years later by a Swedish conglomerate

Why Changing Careers Is So Hard

Firms like hiring low-risk candidates: A proven track record in the same field is a "hire me" signal, while lack of experience means a risky investment.

What to Do With a Dying Neighborhood

Covington, Georgia, decided not to let a half-completed development sit empty. What happened next has been both praised and vilified by observers.

When Priorities Clash, Time Seems Shorter

Considering the opportunity cost of things might be practical, but it can also make your day seem a lot shorter.

Not Everyone's Internal Clock is Set for the 9-to-5

Sleep disorders put some workers out of sync with traditional schedules and are estimated to cost employers $2,000 per employee in lost productivity every year.

Who Owns Yoga?

India's appointment of a "Minister of Yoga" is just the latest development in an ongoing debate about who the practice "belongs" to, and who can rightfully make money from it.

The Slow Strategy That Might Rebuild Middle-Class Wealth

New savings options—such as myRA and Secure Choice—might help ordinary Americans grow their assets without sacrificing emergency savings.

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