A maverick investor is buying up water rights. Will he rescue a region, or just end up hurting the poor?
On the origins of corporate evil—and idiocy
Cornell is building one of the greenest high-rises in the world.
Most conglomerates fail. Will this venture be any different?
As CD sales plummet, pop stars are finding new ways to get paid for their tunes.
The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.
Responses and reverberations
A scientific look at people’s obsessions with besting their peers
A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.
In the fight over the team’s name, Ray Halbritter is an adversary unlike any the NFL has faced before.
The well-being of children, the status of women, and the happiness of men will depend on whether more fathers are willing to take on primary parenting roles.
The probes into bank fraud leading up to the financial industry’s crash have been quietly closed. Is this justice?
A sector that once promised revolutionary change is finally hitting its backlash.
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
The urgency of fixing income disparities around the world
New research confirms what they say about nice guys.
And why China needs to listen to the U.S. The importance of the mutual economic criticisms between two major world powers.
Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class?
The postwar geopolitical system is breaking down, and what comes next could be highly volatile—especially for big corporations.
Wall Street still has basically the same culture that led to the 2008 crash. But one big firm is trying to change—as government regulators begin to question whether financial institutions can be reformed at all.
Is it worth it to fork over cash for a table?
How Americans destroyed their own labor force without even noticing
A new kind of high-rise on the West Side
Despite some economic barriers, people in their 20s and early 30s are actually fairly ready for the challenges of adulthood.