Don’t be fooled by inaugural pomp: The Trump administration is plotting a return to plutocracy.
And the bright side of rising pessimism about the American Dream
The president-elect’s dark talent for bizarro sound bites warps the media’s discussion of the country’s most critical issues.
Government can’t do it alone. Companies won’t do it alone. But together?
National sports are like Hollywood franchises. They need heroes to thrive. And pro football’s bench of healthy superheroes is surprisingly thin.
Capitalism changed how humans perceive the passage of hours, days, and weeks. This made people more productive, but did it make them any happier?
What makes things cool?
To many white Trump voters, the problem wasn’t her economic stance, but the larger vision—a multi-ethnic social democracy—that it was a part of.
The GOP speaker of the House says social mobility for the poor is a core American value. His plans to cut Medicaid would almost certainly achieve the opposite.
Donald Trump drew support from counties where men’s jobs are going away, while women’s jobs are ascendant. There’s nothing he can do to change it.
Campaign in populism, govern in plutocracy
What did Americans really learn about their country on Tuesday night?
They didn’t vote for this. Richer Americans did.
Young voters and the Democratic nominee have a complicated relationship. But her platform is an excellent match for their values.
Since Donald Trump said “there are no jobs” in 2015, the U.S. has created 3 million of them.
With paper ads in massive decline, legacy newspapers like The New York Times are slowly returning to the business models that dominated the ’30s—the 1830s.
Because they prefer chips from CVS and going out to restaurants. And, increasingly, so do their parents.
There isn’t much evidence from today’s statistics that human workers are on the verge of a historic shift. But just wait until the next recession.
The Republican nominee’s presidential campaign has been nightmarish for his hotel business. Financial markets foresee a similar effect on the world economy.
"We have to get over our addiction to free stuff. Suck it up and pay,” says Tim Wu, the author of a new book on the history of ads.