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Short-termism a drag on growth

Eric Ries, an entrepreneur and the author of “The Lean Startup” and other business books, has started a company to create a new stock...

Learning from Whole Foods

Whole Foods is providing the world with a very interesting economics lesson. Immediately after Amazon bought the upscale grocery store chain, it cut prices...

Immigration fuels economy

In response to President Donald Trump’s moves to curb immigration, economists and pundits have spilled a lot of ink on the topic of whether...

How to slay the patent trolls

In a recent episode of HBO’s sitcom “Silicon Valley,” a lawyer tries to extort money from a struggling startup by threatening to sue it...

A warning sign for the economy?

Many economists and pundits take it on faith that weak business investment is a bad thing. It’s well-known that over the course of the...

Americans seem to like universal health care

Americans, in general, support government-provided universal health care.A Pew Research Center survey taken in January found that 60 percent say that it’s the responsibility...

Tax cuts for rich don’t boost economy

Economists who lean toward the free-market side of the ideological spectrum often say that tax cuts help the U.S. economy by encouraging people to...
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