economics

An example of a 19th century textile mill that Bessen connects to modern technology displacing workers. Credit: Chilanga Cement / Flickr Creative Commons

If you’re worried that a robot might take your job, well, you’ve come to the right place. Economist James Bessen explores why technology may NOT displace workers - and why 19th-Century textile workers have a lot in common with techies in Silicon Valley. Read More...

business in action

Entrepreneurship gets a lot of media attention. But despite all the hype, data shows the ranks of entrepreneurs are actually shrinking, according to Ben Casselman, chief economics writer for FiveThirtyEight. Read More...

Fireworks

What if the economy is surging, but no one realizes it? Read More...

Stephen Dubner

Go ahead, quit. It may be counterintuitive, but sometimes it's the best thing to do, says Stephen Dubner, host of Freakonomics Radio. Read More...

Bob Shiller

Think you know what caused the economic meltdown?  Nobel Prize-winning economist Bob Shiller talks about the reliance on mathematical models that clouded peoples’ thinking. Read More...

GDP Chart

Zachary Karabell, Head of Global Strategy at Envestnet and author of The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers that Rule Our World argues that current economic indicators are outdated and must be reinvented. Read More...

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