A sector that once promised revolutionary change is finally hitting its backlash.
The urgency of fixing income disparities around the world
What happens when Big Data meets human resources? The emerging practice of "people analytics" is already transforming how employers hire, fire, and promote.
Visualizing our emigration problem
America's got problems. We've got ideas. In Part One of an economic to-do list produced by The Atlantic and National Journal, we start with the big picture: How do we repair America's innovation engine?
A pampered tour through the Peruvian Andes
TV talking points from Atlantic senior editor Don Peck
Wednesday's car bomb in Tehran follows decades of poisonings, mail bombs, and killer prostitutes
It's not that the elite doesn't care about the rest of the country--it may not even think about it
The economy is experiencing a downward spiral that's pushing people out of the middle and down the income ladder
The beginning of the debate about the future of the middle class
The Great Recession has accelerated the hollowing-out of the American middle class. And it has illuminated the widening divide between most of America and the super-rich. Both developments herald grave consequences. Here is how we can bridge the gap between us.
Why the early years of your career may be the most important.
The Great Recession may be over, but this era of high joblessness is probably just beginning. Before it ends, it will likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults. It will leave an indelible imprint on many blue-collar men. It could cripple marriage as an institution in many communities. It may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for decades. Ultimately, it is likely to warp our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years to come.
The unbuilding of an auto plant
The U.S. real-estate bubble is likely to leak, not pop
The way to arrest spiraling costs is to admit that we already do what we say we never will—ration health care—and then figure out how to do that better
Look at the data closely, and the neat hierarchy of selectivity begins to fall apart