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Market Basket's Forgotten Customers

Benjamin Powell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Benjamin Powell

Market Basket does not exist for the benefit of its employees. It exists to serve consumers. Unfortunately, Market Basket hasn't been able to serve them well for the last month because of the turmoil.

Not Everyone Has the Tools to Become Rich: How Our Childhood Shapes Our Ability to Succeed

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Anthony W. Orlando

For those Americans who have been materially successful, it may seem like everyone else simply chose not to follow the same path, but the reality is that most Americans don't know how to find that path.

U.S. Farmers Expect Record Harvest After Near-Perfect Summer Weather

AP | By DAVID PITT | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybea...

Prosperity in Africa Depends on Rights and Equality for Every African

Jessica Stern | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Stern

LGBT individuals away from medical care and treatment, school, jobs and even housing. As a result, LGBT Africans are overrepresented among the under-educated, under-employed and homeless. What can the U.S. do to help advance rights for LGBT Africans?

The Economics Of Jane Austen

The Atlantic | Shannon Chamberlain | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

When Jane Austen died in 1817, her reinvention began. Her brother Henry Austen published, as the preface to the posthumous edition of Northanger Abbey...

Hobbes, Nobel Prize Winners and Inequality

John Weeks | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
John Weeks

Anyone with a non-zero pulse rate should know about the ongoing debate over whether income and wealth inequality has risen in United States and Europe, and the implications if they have.

The Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

To assert that economists are having trouble figuring out the relationship between inflation and unemployment is like saying chefs can't figure out what to do with salt and pepper. It's that fundamental. Yet, we're befuddled, and that has powerful policy implications.

Enough Fed! Give Free Markets a Chance!

Michael Farr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The widespread expansion of credit to car-buyers, especially to sub-prime borrowers, is beginning to cause some industry observers to cry "bubble." Is this economic progress?

Slowdown in Growth of BRIICS Brings New Challenges to Growth of Non-OECD Economies

OECD | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
OECD

Will living standards in emerging-market economies and developing countries continue to catch up with advanced economies in the years to come?

The Attainable American Dream

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch | Posted 07.22.2014 | Money
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

The analysis insinuates that Americans should not be happy with their achievements because they have not attained arbitrary material objects. Somehow, USA Today misses what the American Dream is all about -- the pursuit of whatever each individual finds personally fulfilling.

How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

Books That Benefit From Amazon's Latest Disruptive Innovation

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...

Why 'Thinking Like a Freak' Is the Best Way to Change Up Your Marketing Program

Jim Yu | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

If you haven't heard of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, you might need to spend some time rethinking your... well, thinking. Dubner and Levitt have a few essential tips on how to think like a freak, and I've pulled from these a couple of ways you can apply the same creative thinking to content marketing.

Robert Reich: How To Save Capitalism

The European | Martin Eiermann | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich urges us to save capitalism from its own excesses. He sat down with Martin Eiermann of the European re...

Economic Dependence Promotes Prudishness

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

More often than not, women's economic dependence on men is bundled up with strong views against sexual promiscuity. But why? Are economic dependence and anti-promiscuity morality both symptoms of the same cause? Patriarchy, perhaps? Or does one bring about the other?

Do You Have To Be As Busy As You Say You Are?

Samantha Eyler | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

Everyone (well, mostly women) keeps talking about how BUSY they are all the time.It's like suddenly, being "busy" is a badge of honor or something. I just want to scream at them: We're ALL busy! And there's no prize for being the busiest!

The Case for a Guaranteed Minimum Income

David Vognar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
David Vognar

The lack of a guaranteed income floor has been a social and cultural issue that has considerably affected America. It is also a leading reason why interpersonal violence, psychological struggle and economic collapse happen.

Brazil's Passion Trumped Logic -- And That's a Good Thing

Suraj Patel | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports
Suraj Patel

t's hard to think that Russia, or Qatar, or frankly anywhere could match that atmosphere.

Super-Rich Guy To 'Zillionaires': Back $15 Minimum Wage Or Prepare For Revolution

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

A Seattle millionaire is urging his super-rich peers to support a $15 minimum wage or face the possibility of a devastating populist revolt. In an ...

Reading Piketty in Peking: The Case Against Capitalist Inequality in Communist China

Ping Chen | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Ping Chen

Piketty's concerns are relevant to the growing inequality in China that has resulted from adopting the neo-liberal capitalist model from the West. Hence, Piketty's reflection on mainstream Western economics indirectly treads a delicate ground in China. It fits right into the current raging debate over which path China's reformers should take in the next stage of "structural reform."

Millennials Are Suburbanizing, While Big Cities Are Having a Baby Boom

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Between 2012 and 2013, population growth for 20-34 year-olds was highest in Colorado Springs and San Antonio, while Austin and Raleigh were tops for 5...

More Politics Than Economics: Brat's Views On Immigration Contradict Economic Reality

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Courtney Michaluk

Brat's stance on one issue in particular -- immigration -- has left some scratching their heads. His critics point out that his anti-amnesty position doesn't mesh with the free market philosophy the college professor seems to embody.

Inequality and the Nature of Capital: A Reminder to Economists

Chandran Nair | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
Chandran Nair

For the rest of the world, much of which has experienced the truly heinous inequalities associated with the colonialism that so enriched the West, the discussion is old hat. Many countries are only recently recovering from the effects of plundering, destruction of social and cultural institutions and resource extraction. Ironically, the realm of finance now labels these nations as "emerging markets." And yet Piketty's analysis is framed exclusively by western historical experience and thus unfortunately ignores the context in which western wealth creation occurred, despite the fact that many seek to perpetuate and emulate it today.

Hungary's Economic Leap

John Feffer | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Given its position at the head of the pack of countries in the region, Hungary was expected to be the first to make the successful transition to capitalism. But today, Hungary has fallen behind many of the other countries in the region in terms of growth, employment, debt, and other economic indicators.

Water: The Price Is Wrong

Benjamin Powell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Benjamin Powell

As summer heats up, droughts across the nation are causing municipalities to restrict water usage. My town of Lubbock, Texas, is no exception.