corporations

More and more industries are being controlled by fewer and fewer companies. The Brookings Institution’s David Wessel explains how that happened, and why it matters. Read More...

Do you feel it? A change in the air? Whether it’s carbon dioxide, human behavior, or corporate civil rights, we sure feel it too. Read More...

The fight for corporate rights didn’t start with the Supreme Court case Citizens United. In fact, corporations have been fighting for civil rights for 200 years. Read More...

The myriad faults in our bodies, the downsides of corporate subsidies, and the history of a forgotten plague. That’s this week on Innovation Hub. Read More...

Cities are rolling out the red carpet to attract companies (and the jobs they create). Nathan Jensen thinks they should reevaluate their strategy. Read More...

Two brain chemicals are playing a major role in our lives, according to pediatrician Robert Lustig. And corporations are taking advantage of them. Read More...

Activist CEOs, the women codebreakers of WWII, and Chinese jobs moving to Africa. This week on Innovation Hub, we've got stories about the personal and the political. Read More...

IHub Live Panel

In the 21st century, are creativity and power shifting from large corporations to individuals? From Suffolk University's Modern Theatre, Kara Miller and her guests tackle the question. Panelists include: Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT Tech Review; Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big; Jessica Banks, founder of Rock, Paper, Robot; and Karim Lakhani, professor at Harvard Business School. Read More...

Are our tastes converging on the biggest superstars and blockbusters?

Do you ever wonder why so many movies now have a number at the end? Superman 3, Batman 5, Fast and Furious 1, 2, 3, 4...(we could go on.) Anita Elberse, professor at Harvard Business School, certainly did. In her new book, Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment, Elberse argues that, despite living in a world with more media sources and entertainment options than ever, our tastes are converging on the flashiest blockbuster hits and the biggest superstars.

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