It's difficult to test whether poverty relief actually works. Do randomized controlled trials provide a scientific measure?
A new skin-care start-up wants to analyze your skin and pay you in bitcoin for the privilege.
WorkMarket's FastFunds "feature" dangles some cash in front of freelancers if they want to get paid right this second. It's not technically a payday loan but it's pretty close!
Art is imitating life, as the tension between generations is beginning to boil over into new works of fiction and nonfiction alike. But are young people and their retiring parents really so different?
For the longest time, the common explanation was that it had something to do with the city's geology, but economists are arguing that it's about money, not rocks.
It's been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting off a global recession that cost billions of dollars and millions of homes and jobs.
An expert explains why Burberry, H&M, Nike, and Urban Outfitters destroy unsold merch — and what it says about consumer culture.
A new study explores the real motivations behind the "evil developer" narrative.
Toward a materialist history of "Crazy Rich Asians."
Falling prices and a trade war mean small farmers are struggling to stay afloat
Drivers for cannabis companies in California now have to be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors. But has that been a good thing?
The official statistics say that the financial crisis is behind us. It's not.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Making the iPhone in the US would costs billions, the guy who created the iPhone keyboard thinks he did a good job and Gerrymandering was invented by a guy named Gerry.
The great financial catastrophe of our times is still badly misunderstood, and led to grotesque consequences, including the election of Donald Trump.
The world's most valuable company had a problem. Exorbitantly priced devices solved it.
Researchers discover that you can do the best work of your professional life at any moment.
Assuming they’re absorbed into the white-collar jobs that colleges are meant to train people for, these class migrants, arguably, will finally reach the kind of critical mass among knowledge workers that should lead to cultural change.
What it means to be secure has changed. Wealth, real wealth, now comes from investment portfolios, not salaries. Fortunes are made through an initial public offering, a grant of stock options, a buyout or another form of what high-net-worth individuals call a liquidity event.
A decade ago the global financial crisis saw plunging markets and collapsing banks. The human cost was profound — 10 years of low wages, public sector cuts and hard times. Here's why it still matters.
A luxury replaced as often as a commodity.
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