"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.
He may lose the election. But how will Trump capitalize on his political celebrity? Here are four possibilities.
Donald Trump’s dwindling cadre of advocates urge reporters and voters to focus on his substance, not his sins. His tax plan, however, would not benefit from such scrutiny.
Four culprits: Presidential debates, cord-cutters, Twitter streams, and Peyton Manning.
A rapidly growing elderly population might be the most important yet inevitable feature of the country’s economic future. Why aren’t voters hearing more about it?
The Libertarian candidate puts a likable face on a deeply troubling economic policy.
At the first debate, he conjured up an economic dystopia that was largely a fantasy.
The historic—and underrated—economic record of the 44th president
Is there really a Millennial underemployment crisis? Yes, but only among liberal-arts majors.
Donald Trump, anti-elite sentiment, and the dark side of media abundance
The rich were meant to have the most leisure time. The working poor were meant to have the least. The opposite is happening. Why?
How big business jammed the wheels of innovation
An interview with the Economist columnist Ryan Avent on his new book about how technology will change the labor force
Poor kids are finally narrowing the achievement gap with rich kids. Is contraception the cause?
As pay TV slowly declines, cable news faces a demographic cliff. And nobody has further to fall than the merchant of right-wing outrage.
Why young people aren’t buying houses
What’s fueling his support?
They’re both right about the U.S. needing more infrastructure spending. It’s Washington Republicans who are wrong.
The future of work will require a lot of empathy and intellect, with a steadily declining need for brute burliness.
New research suggests that the American dream isn’t alive in Scandinavia—but generous redistribution of wealth isn’t a terrible consolation prize.