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June 2, 2014

Judging by the Forbes 400 list, the richest people in America have been getting richer very quickly. In 1982, the first year of the list, there were only 13 billionaires on it. A net worth of $75 million was enough to earn a spot. 

June 2, 2014

The division of labor between humans and computer systems has changed along both technical and human dimensions. Technically, there has been a shift from technologies of automation, the aim of which was to disallow human intervention at nearly all points in the system, to technologies of “heteromation” that push critical tasks to end users as indispensable mediators.

June 1, 2014

The only point of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable, said J K Galbraith. Economists blame most of the US’s 1 per cent shrinkage in the first quarter of this year on the harsh winter. 

May 31, 2014

Tereza Sedgwick is seeing the economy from the bottom up, where the fastest-growing job in America is also one of the hardest.

May 29, 2014

Law schools are in crisis, facing their most substantial decline in enrollment in decades, if not in the history of legal education.

May 28, 2014

Openness to the global economy has gained many detractors as a result of the 2008 global financial crisis and subsequent recession. People are unnerved by the volatility of capital flows and worried that their jobs may be outsourced. Yet more countries than ever before are playing on a global stage--and benefiting economically as a result.

May 27, 2014

Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work. Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt, meanwhile, has topped $1 trillion.

May 25, 2014

A new film series from Morgan Spurlock and the Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen boils down to this: It’s the economy, stupid, and many Americans are stupid about the economy.

May 23, 2014

The most significant revolution of the 21st century so far is not political. It is the information technology revolution.

May 23, 2014

Online digital platforms are enabling individuals and small businesses to act like large ones, connecting with suppliers and customers wherever they may reside.