Should Smoking Pot Get You Fired?

The Supreme Court of Colorado, where marijuana use is now legal, is considering whether workers can be fired for smoking pot outside of working hours.

Why Growing More Food Won’t Stop Hunger

Hunger is still a major issue. At the same time, the world produces twice as much food as it needs.
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The Many Meanings of McDonalds

McDonalds means different things in different places.

How will Apple Pay Change Our Lives? Ask a Kenyan.

U.S. journalists have leapt on Apple's announcement of its new digital wallet , Apple Pay, as the signal that wallets are on the way out. Soon, Americans wi
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Economists Investigate Why We Tip

The economic research behind the history of tipping

Tesla Motors and the ‘Great American Jobs Scam’

Electric car maker Tesla Motors announced it would build a huge battery factory in Nevada. What does research tell us about tax subsidies?

Seven Ways Online Advertising May Change the World

Late last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon plans to roll out its own online advertising ...

Can Mayor de Blasio Save Affordable Housing in NYC? Can Anyone?

de Blasio’s plan suggests just how overwhelming the housing issue is in New York: the most ambitious plan ever may address only a fraction of the problem.
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Does the Rise of the 1% Signal the Fall of Democracy?

Americans have been thinking more about economic haves and have-nots than we have in a long time.

The Road to Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century hit the number one spot on the New York Times nonfiction ...