National

09/24/2016 - 12:00am

    When people talk about the benefits and harms from trade, they usually refer to the labor market. That makes sense, since losing a job has a huge impact on a person's life. Even if you can find another job, it takes time and money and causes lots of stress. It disrupts your life, and sometimes you can't find as good a job as the one you had...

09/22/2016 - 8:00am

    We have the right to pick and choose our friends, romantic partners and guests. And there are laws to ensure that hotels or restaurants can't discriminate on the basis of race or sex or national origin. What's less clear is which of these standards should apply to sharing-economy services such...

09/21/2016 - 3:00pm

    In the mostly very positive report on U.S. income and poverty in 2015 that the Census Bureau released this week, there was one sour note. As the Wall Street Journal reported:

    "Income gains were spread across nearly all age groups, household...

09/21/2016 - 9:00am

    Political economists have long debated whether globalization started a "race to the bottom" throughout the developing world - that is, a lowering of labor and environmental standards as governments fiercely compete to attract multinational corporations and supply chain contracts.

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09/21/2016 - 12:00am

    Sept. 15 is the eighth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Not enough time has passed yet for me to recall those anxious days without getting angry.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has used the occasion of this anniversary to suggest the next administration should "investigate...

09/20/2016 - 6:00pm

    In March, Taylor Swift posted some photos from her trip to an undisclosed tropical location with then-boyfriend Calvin Harris. One caption read, "That time we finally took a vacation." This summer, Swift went on another jaunt with a new boyfriend and a group of girlfriends. Elle covered the...

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