According to a well-established psychological theory known as “construal theory,” the answer is yes.
By Dan Ariely, Aaron Nichols
In the wake of November's jobs report, Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, argues that the Affordable Care Act is allowing more young parents to choose to stay at home with their kids.
By Dean Baker
Two-thirds of voters told exit pollsters last week that the economy was getting worse. And yet, Friday's jobs report marked the ninth straight month of job gains over 200,000 and the lowest unemployment rate since the summer of 2008.
By Simone Pathe
You've heard about Uber taking business away from traditional taxicab drivers, and their ire toward the competition. But what is it like to drive an Uber, specifically your own car as an UberX? The drivers Making Sen$e spoke to gave…
By Making Sen$e Editor
The economy added a fewer than expected 142,000 jobs last month -- the lowest monthly gain of the year. But the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1 percent, which is good news, right? Maybe not. That all depends on who's…
As employers seek more control over labor costs, the number of part-time jobs has soared in the post-great recession period. But increasingly erratic work schedules -- an attempt to squeeze maximum efficiency from every part-timer -- has taken a toll…
What do Costco, Trader Joe's, QuickTrip and Spanish supermarket Mercadona have in common? They treat labor as assets, says Zeynep Ton, author of "The Good Jobs Strategy," and therefore, avoid even bigger costs than labor.
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