News and Articles About Economics

College Is Worth the Price. Just Not This Price.
College

College Is Worth the Price. Just Not This Price.

A college president says economic models don't apply to college tuition. That theory wouldn't pass Econ 101.
Ray Hennessey
3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections
Politics

3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections

We get it. There's plenty of reasons to drive straight past the polls next week. But isn't voting important, no matter what?
Gene Marks
Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality
Income Inequality

Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality

The billionaire philanthropist wants to distinguish between the wealthy who are using their money for good and those who are merely consuming it.
Chris Matthews
Work on How Governments Can 'Tame' Big Businesses Wins Frenchman Nobel in Economics
Economics

Work on How Governments Can 'Tame' Big Businesses Wins Frenchman Nobel in Economics

It's the second Nobel Prize for a French national this year.
Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Doesn't Cause Per-Capita Income Growth

The data suggest that rising wealth depresses business formation.
Scott Shane
New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses
Starting a Business

New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.
Scott Shane
SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business
SXSW

SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business

For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could.
Neil Parmar
My, SXSW, How You've Changed
SXSW 2014

My, SXSW, How You've Changed

As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees.
Neil Parmar
Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot
Growth Strategies

Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot

From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis.
Scott Shane
How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?
Growth Strategies

How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives?
Ray Hennessey
Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes
Growth Strategies

Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
Ray Hennessey
Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return
Growth Strategies

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.
Ray Hennessey
Preaching the Morality of Capitalism
Growth Strategies

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
Ray Hennessey
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing
Finance

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
Ray Hennessey