For the first time in my life, I can confidently say that most news is not making us smarter -- it is making us dumber.
The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.
The progress made by Michigan home care workers since 2005 was undone when legislators decided to exclude them from the state's definition of public employees. Without adequate wages and benefits, the home care workforce is not sustainable.
Last week's news seemed to show the market moving towards an acceptance of climate change's negative impact on corporate earnings -- and a rejection of fossil fuel investments on purely financial terms.
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The only thing surprising about Airbnb's ugly confrontation with New York's attorney general is that it took six years to get to this point. Despite o...
A column entitled "The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease" appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday. To spare you any guessing about where this is headed, I'll tell you right away: the column itself was pretty darn questionable.
You have to imagine why today it's so easy to find many new accessory stores pumping out knock-offs of designer shoes and bags, all for a fraction of its original brands. It's no wonder why more women are in search of finding the best replica at the right price.
We can just make stuff up with aplomb. One day we say the market rises as "investors cheer" good employment numbers; the very next day we attribute the decline to "structural problems" and look forward to a long decline! Were those structural problems not present yesterday when investors were cheering?
The Wall Street Journal released the line-up of speakers at its Digital Live conference -- and it didn't include a single woman.
On April 9 The New York Times published one of the most exasperating op-eds I've yet read on climate change. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger wrote that articles that link global warming to the rash of extreme weather events hurt rather than help efforts to rouse the public.
If you are a manager nowadays, it is too easy to drop the ball on the "fundamentals" as a manager and then blame HR for a lot of your troubles.
The larger media coverage question is, has the press been wed for so long to the Republican-friendly narrative of a broken and doomed Obamacare system that journalists are refusing to adjust the storyline as crucial new facts emerge?
In seeking to block Obama's "gainful employment" rule, which would penalize career colleges that consistently leave their students worse off than they started, the industry's arguments have been as misleading as their tactics have been unscrupulous.
I believe that the Fed has overreached in its monetary policy not just in response to the latest crisis, but pretty consistently over the 15-20 years. In an effort to lessen the effects of (inevitable) economic downturns, the Fed (and other central banks) has caused extreme financial distortions and dislocations.
When I was a teenager, my mother sat me down and told me, "You have a choice: Your father and I will either pay for your college education, or for your wedding." I told her, "College, of course." How else was I going to meet a husband? Why else would you go to a private liberal arts college?