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U.S. is a meritocracy but it’s still not fair


Much of the current debate about inherited wealth in a number of Western countries is informed by the notion that most of today’s top...

More veterans needed in Congress

Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than one in five. The...

Economy finally coming through for workers

Saying that higher wages were coming wasn’t an especially popular viewpoint as recently as 2016. It was a little less radical to suggest that...

Warming world will need more nuclear power

In light of the recent stark warning from the United Nations that the world is on course to reach the limit of tolerable warming...
A 2016 GALLUP survey found that 60 percent of young adults said they were open to other job opportunities, and 55 percent said they didn’t feel engaged at work. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Opinion: Burned-out millennials need careers, not just jobs

NEW YORK - At a time when lots of attention is being paid to inequality, poverty and the travails of the working class, it might...

Illegal fishing a security threat

As China, Russia and the U.S. ramp up their naval deployments, there’s no shortage of conflicts waiting to happen in the world’s oceans. Yet...

Manufacturing replaced by … a museum

My wife and I recently spent two nights in North Adams, an old industrial city in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, at a lodging...
CVS' ACQUISITION of Aetna has the potential to change the landscape of the health care industry. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Opinion: CVS got Aetna. Next up, reimagining health care

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. CEO Larry J. Merlo is a 28-year veteran of the company who helped lead its transformation from a regional drugstore...

Holding corporations accountable

As U.S. political parties diverge ever-more distinctly into a defender of the old and the past versus an advocate of the young and the...

Protect clean-water rules

President Donald Trump really dislikes the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Barely a month after taking office he directed the Environmental Protection Agency to take...
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