Does Amazon’s Retreat from New York Signal the End of Corporate Subsidies?
The company’s proposed headquarters in Queens was a more complicated case than most.
February 20, 2019
Can the Deal to Compensate Toys R Us Workers Be Replicated at Sears?
“We can’t undo all the damage that was done to Sears, but we can make sure the employees will have some voice in the process,” the policy director of an organization representing retail workers said.
December 17, 2018
The Founder of Panera Bread Explains the Economic Forces That Led to Trump
Ron Shaich has stepped down as the C.E.O. of Panera to focus on a pet cause: warning the world about the danger of fixating on short-term profits at the cost of social stability.
November 23, 2018
Indra Nooyi and the Vanishing Female C.E.O.
In recent months, several high-profile female chief executives have announced that they are leaving their jobs. On Monday, Nooyi, the head of PepsiCo, became the latest.
August 7, 2018
What New Orleans Tells Us About the Perils of Putting Schools on the Free Market
In New Orleans, the closing of a good charter school illuminated a larger failure: a school system that had the engines of the free market but not all of its features.
July 30, 2018
“America’s Harvest Box” Captures the Trumpian Attitude Toward Poverty
The proposed changes to SNAP reduce food assistance to a humiliation ritual.
February 14, 2018
Janet Yellen Was a Master of Thinking in Public. What About Jay Powell?
The nominee for Federal Reserve chair is praised as a safe, consensus choice, but no one can be entirely sure what he is thinking.
November 3, 2017
What Is the Nature of a Digital Coin? Paris Hilton Might Know, but the S.E.C. Doesn’t
Regulatory indecision over cryptocurrencies and social media platforms underscores a moment of dizzying speed and confusion.
November 2, 2017
The Ignorance of Trump’s Vague Tax Plan
The Administration’s reform proposal flouts the best practices embraced by economists.
October 28, 2017
Why Aren’t Mothers Worth Anything to Venture Capitalists?
The struggles of a breast-pump startup underscore V.C.’s blind spot when it comes to women and babies.
September 25, 2017