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The Road From Ruin: Why We Are In The Driver's Seat

Steven G. Brant | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Steven G. Brant

The progressive community can choose to transform the business world from within, or it can try to destroy the corporate sector altogether, as nothing but a harm to society. The choice is up to us.

LA Mayor Travels to DC; Good News for Denver?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
John Petro

For those of you in Denver worried about the future of FasTracks, I've got good news: Los Angeles' mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just took a trip to Washington, DC.

Is it Possible for Women to Have it All?

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn N. Cohen

At the start of this year while en route for my big move to Sao Paulo, I picked up the latest issue of The Economist. How could I not when the cover s...

Long-Form Journalism Is Not "Entirely Dead" and e-Readers May Give Rise to Entirely New Forms, The Economist's Daniel Franklin (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- In August, Josh Tyrangiel, then managing editor of and now editor of Business Week, told Beet.TV that long-form journalism on t...

'Economist' Destroys Bill Kristol Column On Gays In The Military: 'Blatant Bigotry'

Economist | R.M. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'M NOT sure why I continue to read Bill Kristol's work. He seems to get most things wrong, but I have a perverse fascination with his logic, largely ...

Now It's All About Results, Not Theories and More Promises

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The idea that Barack Obama needs to move to the center makes no sense at all, since the most important domestic economic issue -- jobs -- has no business being triangulated into left, right or center.

Malaira Is The Cause Of 2010, Declares Matthew Bishop And Malaria No More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Though Haiti is eating up the headlines in the world of philanthropy, Matthew Bishop of Philanthrocapitalism predicted that the World Cup in South Afr...

What Obama Reads: Andrew Sullivan, New Yorker, Economist, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A Washington Post look at the first year of the Obama administration includes details on what's in the President's media diet. The Post's Anne E. Kor...

Anatomy (and Meaning) of the "Did You Know?" Video Series (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

The onslaught of new technologies -- cell phones, video games, social networking sites, the Wikipediazation of information, the reach of YouTube and Skype, you name it -- have ushered a seismic shift in education: how our kids learn, how our teachers teach, how curriculum is shaped and presented, how individual students, powered by technology, process and experience what they're learning.

Tank Warfare: Alaska PR Initiative Targets Polar Bears

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Luz

The latest entrant in the "sponsored-ideas" derby is the state of Alaska, which announced a $1.5 million, 2-year program to kill polar bears... er... sorry, the stated goal of RFP No. 505 is to:

Wheel of Fortune

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

So Fortune magazine is cutting back its issues to 18 from 25. But don't panic. The new Fortune will become more of a lush-looking premium product.

Oprah and the Voice of a New Generation

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lucia Brawley

"Everything I've worked so hard for is coming together right now," says Derrick Ashong, activist, social entrepreneur, and front man to the band Soulfege.

Shahien Nasiripour

The Economist The Obama Administration Should Have Listened To | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Eight months ago, the Obama administration launched a plan to help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure by providing $75 billion in taxpayer funds to...

Report on The Economist: Immigrant Assimilation Isn't Possible

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

The date of the report: 1933. The subject: Polish Jews... "In this period of very harsh economic is being taken away from the indigenous population," says the report.

This Week in Magazines: An Electric-Fuel-Trade Acid Test and the South Rises Against the New Yorker

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Those old, wicked animosities between New York City and Conway, Ark., are heating up.

The Economist: America's New Antitrust Policy: Return Of The Trustbusters

Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THE new head of the antitrust division of America's Department of Justice, Christine Varney, sees Thurman Arnold, a predecessor who took office in 193...

The "Precision" of B-School Rankings Can Claim Victims

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pablo Triana

Why do the outrageously flawed rankings go on living?

Did the Economist Do Sex Crime Victims Justice?

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robin Sax

If anything should be explored about the state of the law relating to sex offenders, it's the huge issue of a lack of prosecution--not too much of it, as the Economist asserts.

Does Economics Have a Future?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

This week the Economist offered a spirited defense of the profession for which it is named.

The Economist Eats the WSJ's Lunch

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The Economist makes a lot of money and the WSJ loses a lot of money, even though they both have a freemium business model for their Web offering. Why?

The Evolution of Economics

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis Whittle

Behavioral economics has been successful at exposing the fallacies of rational expectations, but it has not succeeded in creating a new framework.

When Do We Take Action?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

According to The Economist's report on aging, one in three Americans will be over 60 in the next 11 years. The impact of this number of older people on public spending will be unprecedented.

Robert Ménard Slams Door, or Booted Out, of Doha Center for Media Freedom?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Depending on whose version one believes, Robert Ménard, ex-director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom, pushed the press freedom envelope a bit too far, until he was shoved out the door.

Newsweek CEO On The Economist's "Snob Appeal"

Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nicholas Carlson

We asked Newsweek CEO Tom Ascheim -- whose magazine re-launched today -- to explain how his competitor does it. He gave us three reasons for The Economist's success.

Nate Silver Economist Interview: Seven Questions About Polling, Predictions And Politics

Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NATE SILVER has been called a "prodigy", a "wunderkind", and a "genius". Using his unique methodology, he was able to correctly predict every state bu...