The hottest curve in economics right now helps explain the rise of China, the rise of populism in Europe and the rise of Donald Trump. From a global perspective, income inequality has gone down. But if you're middle class in…
By Paul Solman
The "elephant chart" explains the rise of populism in the developed world and so much more.
By Philip Moeller
You can defer this moment of truth or perhaps avoid it altogether by taking fantastic care of yourself. But forgoing health insurance is fine until you get sick.
The Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act would dramatically reduce health care for the nation’s most vulnerable citizens while cutting taxes for wealthier Americans.
By Maureen Sherry
Where harassment and bro behavior thrive, it’s now recognized as an expense line item. Maybe that fact will finally bring about significant workplace change.
By Nick Corcodilos
The problem with hiring this way is that the people you hire are so good that other departments will poach them.
By Vivek Wadhwa
There is no free pass for the tech industry anymore. It must grow up and clean house.
Often seen as predatory, the check cashing industry has been booming. Lisa Servon wondered why lower-income people who were struggling would cash checks instead of getting a bank account, so she took a job as a cashier to find out.
By Nick Corcodilos
With a job offer in hand, one reader gave his two weeks' notice. But right before the start date, the new employer rescinded the offer, leaving him unemployed.
Thousands of investors apply and participate annually in the little-known EB-5 visa program, designed to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that recently, one real estate business in…
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