October 17, 2018

Money

Sears was Amazon in a time before Amazon. Now they’ve declared bankruptcy.

“The number of IPOs is declining, and that could mean that small investors are getting shut out of the most lucrative deals.”

Think your theory about the market plunge is the right one? Get in line.

Stock market crashes are hard to forecast – can we do a better job predicting them?

“…the economic impact of the tech industry in the Bay Area has been making the rich richer and the poor poorer.”

“Let’s hope the Fed is practical and not enslaved to a defunct Phillips curve that could lead the U.S. into recession.”

Why are millennials low on both happiness and savings? Hint: It’s not avocado toasts.

“Yes, the tax man can pursue the hundreds of millions in taxes the Trumps allegedly dodged.”

A new WSJ documentary details the newspaper’s foray into the cryptocurrency market.

Freelancers have more freedom and flexibility than employees. But a freelancer’s freedom comes with unique burdens.

Want to fix income inequality? Instead of raising the minimum wage, create a maximum wage.

Is a growth-oriented economy incompatible with sustainable development?

Companies are rebranding with intentionally vague-sounding names. “Dunkin’ Donuts,” which will now be simply called “Dunkin’,” is just one of them.

Ten years after 2008 we’ve seen an onslaught of articles memorializing the financial crisis. Is it possible that journalists are trying to cash in on nostalgia for a disaster?

As cryptocurrencies change the role money plays in our lives, the time has come to evaluate what money really is, and what we want it to be.

The tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump will add to the national debt. But they did succeed in one area: making rich people even richer.

“Wall Street's profit-generating machine created a jumble of products (MBS, ABS, CDO...) designed to profit off of the relatively mundane business of mortgage lending… These products are staging a comeback.”

Millennials are less prosperous than their parents, but they might be better with money. The financial crisis was a setback, but it was also a formative experience and a lesson is risk management.

Why did the government decide to bail out big banks and not homeowners in 2008? The failure to bail out the American public has led to a crisis of trust when it comes to financial institutions.

New census data reveals that poverty in America is declining, but it might not be a reason to celebrate. Depending on how you define poverty, it may not even be true.

Elizabeth Warren wants to make corporations accountable to stakeholders, not just shareholders. This means putting employees on corporate boards, but here’s how her legislation could backfire for workers.

California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. California also has the highest home prices in the nation. This is no coincidence. Here’s how California’s housing market is impoverishing the state.

The student debt crisis is but one part of a larger culture of debt in the United States. When your entire life revolves around struggling to make monthly payments, how do you get yourself out of the debt trap?

Tel Aviv’s tech industry is in the midst of a transformation from “Start-Up City” to “Scale-Up City.” Here’s a look at the most influential companies operating out of Tel Aviv right now.

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“The great sticking point—around the Irish border—has always been there.”

“Congress and the president have historically reined in the justices when they’ve gone against public opinion.”

Great schools, low prices, less partying, less anti-Zionism. Why not send your kid to school in Israel?

“Writers from the sitcom’s original run weigh in: ‘You’re not telling a story about a strong matriarch anymore. It’s something else.’”

Sears was Amazon in a time before Amazon. Now they’ve declared bankruptcy.

“When we die now, we leave a multitude of digital relics behind. Can we grieve properly for those we love when the dead remain with us?”

On sensitive issues, most Americans are censoring themselves.

“Bookish, which sounds a bit like Jewish, is the word I use to describe lives that are dominated by books.”

Personality development might be more influenced by siblings than it is by parents.

Are avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash suitable for vegans? Nope!

“Scientists bred healthy baby mice from same-sex parents for the first time.”

“Perhaps there was something too primal about it, the associations with blood and the female body and sexuality, the act of immersing naked in rainwater.”