Kara Miller

Once upon a time, women didn’t smoke cigarettes. Until a PR maestro linked smoking with both femininity and female empowerment.

Brain scans of a person high on cocaine and of a person expecting a cash windfall look almost identical. Kabir Sehgal tells us why we love money SO much.

If we want the internet to be a better place, we should take a few cues from the Green Bay Packers. Nathan Schneider explains how we can own the web.

Spin may have been a part of American life since the beginning, but PR began in the early 20th century. Here’s how it all started. Read more....

What would the internet look like if you owned a piece of it? Nathan Schneider thinks it's time for some of the biggest internet players to get cut down to size. Read more....

We literally get high from making money. Former Wall Street executive and author Kabir Sehgal explains our obsession with cash and coin. Read more....

“You have an explosion of American creativity, driven by the great works of immigrants and refugees.” Walter Isaacson takes us through the historical links between innovation and immigration.

How’s Silicon Valley taking Trump’s immigration orders? According to Bilal Zuberi, a venture capitalist and Pakistani immigrant, it’s got a lot of people asking: “Is this a nightmare?”

Americans are moving less because new jobs aren’t worth it. Abigail Wozniak explains the declining dynamism of the job market.

Where else have we seen an immigration ban like Trump’s? Walter Isaacson walks us through the history of immigration and innovation.  Read more....

Some of America’s best scientists (think Einstein and Tesla) immigrated here from other countries. We talk with a few economists who’ve calculated their impact on American innovation. Read more....

How’s Silicon Valley reacting to Trump’s immigration ban? We talk with Bilal Zuberi to find out. Read more....

Money and politics go together like Thelma and Louise. But that relationship has started to spin out of control. Looking for proof? Last year, one group spent almost $900 million to try to influence voters and legislators.

“I think we’ve given up on the idea that some spaces are sacred.” Including, apparently, sermons. Tim Wu explains how advertising has infiltrated our lives.

Dilbert never stopped being relevant. We talk with psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic about how incompetent managers always seem to find their way to the top, and why that’s bad for women.

Money and politics have always been paired. But, journalist Jane Mayer and professor Theda Skocpol both say that something new is afoot, thanks in part to a couple of very rich brothers. Read more....

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