All I had wanted to know was my financial liability for a medical procedure. Who wouldn't?…
By Benjamin M. Friedman
As the economy has returned to normal following the financial crisis and the unusually steep recession that it triggered, the Federal Reserve now represents its intended course as “normalizing” monetary policy. Harvard's Ben Friedman explains what the Fed means by…
"What can I ask that will give me the best idea of whether a company is going to be a good place to work?" asks one job seeker.
By Nick Hanauer
Trickle-down economics claims that if wages go up, jobs must come down. A controversial new study from the University of Washington has inadvertently fallen prey to that antiquated narrative.
If your immediate reaction to this study was to dismiss it, it is time to admit that your views cannot be swayed by science.
You could say that the field of finance has an image problem, with both fictional and real-life figures projecting greed and other less-than-likeable attributes. That’s why Mihir Desai has written a book, "The Wisdom of Finance," to balance the picture…
The annual trustee reports on Social Security and Medicare, released today, have become a doomsday clock for senior benefits.
By Mihir A. Desai
The cold calculus and material emphasis of finance seems about as far removed as one can imagine from the arts. And yet, many great writers and artists were tied to finance vocationally. Can you guess who?…
By Mihir A. Desai
“We are all insurance companies.” This odd dictum, from the famous American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, may serve us well as we struggle to find the best path forward in the health insurance debate.
By Philip Moeller
While few would question the need for making long-term financial retirement plans, there is relatively little formal emphasis on making long-term plans for combating loneliness and staying involved in multiple social activities.
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