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Why execs are playing down possibility of raises

Corporate executives speaking at a Federal Reserve event recently ruled out broad pay raises for workers. Maybe that’s a hint companies do not intend...

How to rescue neighborhoods

More and more, American leaders are realizing that economic policies must be designed with a specific region in mind. Usually, the context is discussion...

Is this as good as tech will get?

One of the scariest ideas in the world is the possibility that technological progress is petering out. Without it, there can be no long-run...

Public transit outlook not all bad

Public transit has always played a crucial role in sustaining American cities. Now, those cities must decide whether to keep investing in transit, or...

Do cities need tech hubs to succeed?

There’s a standard playbook for reviving cities by turning them into technology clusters. But not every town can become the next Silicon Valley, or...

Universities can make cities great

When thinking about how to revive economically lagging regions, especially in the Rust Belt, I often talk about the importance of universities. Big, high-quality...

Big companies are in control

A recent report by Goldman Sachs’ global research team highlights a new study showing that large, dominant, superstar companies are paying lower wages and...

Remember what causes a recession

Remember recessions? Those times where the stock market goes down, unemployment goes up and businesses stop investing? There was a really big one about...

Amazon sweepstakes can help losers

The saga of Amazon.com Inc.’s search for a home for its second headquarters continues. The online retail giant recently announced that it has narrowed...

A robot revolution is coming

Amid all the fear of robots taking human jobs, skeptical voices have been asking: Where are these robots? Machine-learning systems – commonly marketed as...
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