"This is a ball and chain around the ankle of millions of millennials, and it's not a choice that we made, it's the economy that we're in to get onto the job ladder."
New taxes. Medicare and free tuition for all. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just getting started.
The right’s bid to short-circuit inequality with cheap gizmos.
From elevators to iPhones, the rise of pushbuttons has provoked a century of worries about losing the human touch.
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According to projections, seven out of 10 of the world's biggest economies in 2030 will be from developing economies. One country, in particular, may leap from 21st to an astounding 7th place.
In a paper last year, sociologist Guillermina Jasso sought a scientific answer to the question of what individuals living in unequal societies can do to mitigate the problem themselves.
Per capita GDP is a common way of comparing standards of living in different countries, but it's not a perfect snapshot of a country's prosperity.
Bubble economy marketing seems oblivious to the outside world, says freelance writer Amelia Tait
"While riding the sinking ship, there's at least a chance to make some money on the way down."
Once in a while, and with increasing frequency, climate change rises to the forefront of popular consciousness. A critical mass of people aided by the notion that others are doing something similar can break through the powerful psychological resistance and look the blinding thing in the face. It’s devastating and painful; you grieve and you panic. Even so, there’s relief in bringing something so painful into view, in holding it with your mind. But you can only look for so long. Resistance reass...
Tech companies tend to oversell their missions. The company Jeff Bezos built has some of the loftiest ambitions, yet remains all business.
Americans love convenient recycling, but convenient recycling increasingly does not love us.
A new government report highlights just how pervasive the problem is.
The rural town south of Chicago is now a crucial stop for Amazon, Wal-Mart, IKEA, Home Depot and other giant retailers. Developers had promised growth and good jobs. So why is everyone so miserable?
The availability of fitness venues is yet another dimension of America's great divide along class and geographic lines.
Millennials are doing worse than generation-Xers and baby boomers, with more total debt and a lower net worth than either previous generation.
Steve Pearlstein, author of "Can American Capitalism Be Saved?" and Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of the socialist journal Jacobin, debate.
If you want to see how platforms can save humanity, don't look at Facebook. Look at pizza.
The untold story of how America’s political leaders crossed the aisle to stave off financial collapse in 2008
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