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Policy

How a “Robot Tax” Could Reduce Income Inequality

This tax can also be part of a plan to improve the economy as a whole.

Economics

How Do People Respond to Sales Tax Increases?

New research shows we aren’t as blasé as economists thought.

Because oil prices are so volatile, oil price forecasts are both useful and necessary.
Finance & Accounting

What Makes Oil Prices So Volatile?

There’s more to the story than OPEC. Plus, how fracking stands to change the market.

Innovation

STEM Degrees Are Good for Careers. But Do They Lead to More Innovation?

Science, technology, engineering, and math education helps job prospects, but hurts the likelihood of becoming an inventor.

The economic effects of immigration include the spread of prosperity across America.
Economics

Does Immigration Help or Hurt Local Economies?

Historically, where immigrants cluster in the U.S., prosperity follows.

Wealthier Alaskans use annual dividend payments as fun money?
Finance & Accounting

Alaskans Get an Annual Check from the State. How Do They Spend It?

The answer depends on a family’s income, but not in the way many economists expected.

School gun violence is linked to the unemployment rate, and can be seen as a symptom to a struggling economy.
Economics

School Shootings Rise and Fall with the Unemployment Rate

Researchers set out to quantify gun violence at U.S. schools and made a surprising discovery.

Countering the effects of launching a startup in a recession.
Organizations

Businesses Born in a Recession Tend to Start Smaller and Stay Smaller

Yet there are ways business owners can counter these long-term effects.

Economics

Video: How to Establish Trust in Financial Transactions

Hard statistics and an understanding of culture keep the money flowing between lenders and borrowers.

Financial advisors give financial advice to clients.
Finance & Accounting

What Good Is a Financial Advisor?

They may have your best interests in mind, but that doesn’t mean their advice is sound.

Policy

Higher Taxes Can Make Altruistic Jobs More Attractive

But subsidizing these careers may ultimately do more good.

Using the right reward system can incentivize car dealership employees and lead to stronger work performance.
Strategy

Finding the Right Performance Incentives to Motivate Employees

Some incentive schemes encourage hard work—others reward those who game the system.

Economics

Disposable Income Is Rising in Africa. What Happens Next?

A Q&A about growth trends in African markets.

Strategy

A Clever Strategy to Combat Free Riding

In any collaboration, the temptation to slack off is strong.

Strategy

Why Income Inequality among White Collar Workers Is Growing

Top earners benefit most from “knowledge hierarchies” in organizations.

Finance & Accounting

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: Which Bankruptcy System Is Better?

In certain markets, forcing companies to liquidate could cause offices and factories to sit empty.

Economics

How the Wormhole Decade (2000–2010) Changed the World

Five implications no one can afford to ignore.

Economics

Podcast: What Happens When Employees Are Poached?

How poaching benefits companies and industries, and how you can make yourself more poachable.

Healthcare

Why Healthcare Spending Has Slowed

Is the Affordable Care Act getting too much credit?