To the designer Lucile, luxury consumerism was a virtue as wartime economies struggled.
Will I get COVID-19? Will I have a job in three months’ time? Will the shops have what I need? Research indicates that markets might not know best.
Shopping malls are in trouble, as are the commercial mortgage-backed securities built around them. Can another 2008 be averted?
In the long time between The Jungle and today, meatpacking has changed—first for the better, due to strong unions, then for the worse.
If an occupation becomes part of your identity, losing work can feel like a personal failing, even if it's clearly not your fault.
The degrowth movement is building a vision of a society where economies would get smaller by design—and people would be better off for it.
When it comes to the U.S. tax system, benefits are often indirect, which makes them more politically palatable to many.
The New Deal revolutions in law and policy were so successful that the economist John Kenneth Galbraith took their accomplishment for granted.
Almost everything about our culture today is built on oil. Can we imagine a world built on a different energy infrastructure?
What does it really mean for a nation to be “in decline?” And why does it make for such appealing political rhetoric?