This year's Nobel winners looked at the mismatch between job seekers and job openings. Too many modelers don't.
What are we working for? What is our work building towards? These and other questions underlie the philosophical but approachable book, Making it All Work.
Questions from today's reader mailbag range from the Tea Party to jogging music to the role of regret (and moving forward).
FY2010 saw a 3 percent rise in revenue over the previous year, despite the ongoing recession, thanks to increased corporate taxes and higher Fed earnings.
The number of new jobs created is virtually identical to the number of new 'job separations' (including firings, layoffs, and resignations), leading to stagnant employment.
Peter Diamond won the Nobel Prize this morning, but his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board has been hung up in the Senate.
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion...
Xenophobia and isolationism are spreading in America. When Democrats jump onto China bashing, they miss the real causes of the recession, and worse, legitimize us-vs.-them thinking.
Overhead, like your waist, grows one decision at a time. And just like losing weight, cutting overhead can take a long time and involve many hard decisions.
Parallels from physical traffic jams shed light on Internet congestion.
Refinancing auto loans is not only possible, it's easier and cheaper than mortgage refinancing.
Recent efforts at climate change legislation died in the Senate recently. Could reaching out to budget hawks help?
While it's undoubtedly cheaper to refill the expensive cartridges for most ink jet or bubble jet printers, the reduction in print quality may make some consumers stick to buying new ones.
Governments keep printing more money, hoping to ignite an economic barbeque. But cheap cash – also known as quantitative easing – burns more like a highway flare. You want slow-burning, steady value? That's gold, not greenbacks.
Commodity prices are up across the board, a sure sign of inflation and quantitative easing.
Dow 11000 comes as the economy weakens – and the weakest industries seem to be doing the best on Wall Street.
Maryland's governor raised taxes on millionaires. Their response? Move.
Sports stars like the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano may be responding to what economists call the 'income effect.'