The U.S. needs policies now to support workers made redundant by artificial intelligence.
The sociologist Matthew Desmond believes that being poor is different in the U.S. than in other rich countries.
The fact that AI isn’t alive doesn’t mean it can’t be sentient, the sociologist Jacy Reese Anthis argues.
Her memoir is a manual on how to construct a self for public consumption.
A California oil refinery shut down during the pandemic. A year later, former employees were not all right.
Questionable theoretical assumptions drive economic models to rubber-stamp disastrous policy changes.
The richest society in human history should prioritize earlier eligibility for Social Security.
Scary scenarios about malevolent machines are a distraction from problems that artificial intelligence is creating right now.
Average Americans should let their displeasure be known.
If it gets bailed out, will every bank be too big to fail?
Millions of low-income families are experiencing less financial stress and even a modicum of comfort.
Despite soaring prices and interest rates, businesses and consumers have proved surprisingly resilient.
High urban rents make life worse for everyone in countless ways.
Just because one company is firing employees by the thousands doesn’t mean that others should too.
What FTX customers lost may not impoverish them, but they were still cheated.
Why the legal scholar Rohan Grey thinks the U.S. Mint can defuse the debt-ceiling standoff
The U.S. economy’s most dynamic sector is suddenly hemorrhaging jobs.
No technology in modern memory has caused mass job loss among highly educated workers. Will generative AI be an exception?
The best job in politics suddenly became a lot more difficult.
Happy trends are easy to overlook.