A quick look at today’s headline unemployment number, and you’d think the U.S. job market was killing it with the official unemployment rate down again to 4.3 percent from 4.4 percent last month. And yet, the economy only grew by…
By Richard Florida
Are cities the great engines of innovation, the models of economic and social progress that the optimists celebrate, or are they the zones of gaping inequality and class division that the pessimists decry? The reality is that they are both.
By PBS NewsHour
Attract members of the "creative class" to a city and they will create jobs and spur urban renewal. But that idea, championed by noted urbanologist Richard Florida, has a double-edged downside: increased economic segregation and less affordable housing. Economics correspondent…
The clustering of the "creative class" -- professionals in the arts, in the media, in tech -- has brought growth and innovation to cities, but has also led to "the new urban crisis," author Richard Florida tells the NewsHour's Paul…
By Nick Corcodilos
Laid off as part of a corporate downsizing, one job seeker asks whether that will hurt his chances for a fair job offer in the future.
By Kristen Doerer
The problem is these health care jobs are associated with women’s work and with women’s pay.
By PBS NewsHour
The testosterone-endowed are at an advantage when risk-taking brings success. According to current research in both psychology and economics, physical attributes that correlate to higher levels of the hormone may suggest how likely someone is to be powerful. Economics correspondent…
By Paul Solman
How does anger affect the way we think? And does it skew our judgment of risk?…
The Supreme Court ruling could deal a major blow to "patent trolls" and, in turn, help small businesses.
By Philip Moeller
As the number of Americans in their 80s and 90s continues to soar, the shortage of in-home care solutions will only become worse.
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