Discrimination isn’t just an insult to our most basic notions of fairness. It also costs us money, as some of our best and brightest players are, in essence, sidelined.
In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, economists Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry take on what they call “the myth of a stagnant middle class,” arguing that average Americans are actually doing much better than reported. Do they have a case?
I’m hardly the only American worker who has spent precious moments of work time in the past few days fantasizing about outsourcing his or her job. Why a lot of people are hailing the mysterious Developer Bob as a 21st century labor hero
Has the Federal Trade Commission been seduced by Google’s famous promise to “do no evil”? That’s the question a lot of critics are asking in the wake of the Internet search giant’s antitrust settlement with the FTC last week
When you add up paid and unpaid work, it’s women, not men, who put in the longer hours, largely because women tend to do more than their fair share of chores and childrearing. But it’s in men’s best interest, as well as women’s, …
If you’re already tired of talk of the “fiscal cliff,” brace yourself: Several business-friendly, deficit-unfriendly groups have launched well-funded campaigns hoping to bring even more attention to the issue. One involves a giant walking, talking can.
Wall Streeters supported Obama in 2008, only to turn on him in 2012, pouring millions into Romney’s failed White House bid. Will the President now turn on them? Signs point to “no.”
Since the heyday of corporate raiders in the 1980s, so-called poison pills have been a standard – and powerful — corporate defense against hostile takeovers. So what exactly are they?
“Price gouging” may make sense to economists. But there’s more to life than the laws of supply and demand.
In New York and New Jersey, much of the cost of Superstorm Sandy will depend on how long electricity — and the subway — remain out.
Is life one long popularity contest? A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that, to a surprising extent, it really is: examining the lives of a large cohort of Wisconsinites who graduated from …
We all feel unappreciated sometimes. It was the particular genius of überlibertarian author Ayn Rand to turn those hurt feelings into a political movement of sorts, at least in the fictional world of her massive novel Atlas …