Category: Economics

Recent Read: “The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy” by Matthew Stewart

Ask yourself a simple question: what’s a bigger problem in this country (and probably a few others): the 0.01% wealthiest sector or the 9.9% just […]

How Much Is Your Data Worth?

Someone sent me this infographic and it’s worth sharing:

LSE: Rising US income inequality: the disproportionate gains of the highest earners

A recent London School of Economics blog post by Kevin J. Lansing and Agnieszka Markiewicz continues to detail how rising income inequality in the U.S. continues […]

Bain Has Seen the Future of Labor and It’s Not Pretty

As we look around our world today, it’s easy to see many forces changing our economic and social models. We all know technology, income inequality […]

WaPo: China and India have 70 million more men than women. The consequences are far-reaching.

Don’t miss an outstanding set of articles by Simon Denyer and Annie Gowen in WaPo about the consequences of longstanding bias against female babies in China and India. This […]

Economics is broken. Economics is fine. Who’s right?

Every economist loves a good argument, and there is a good one raging over on Prospect Magazine’s about whether the world needs an entirely new […]

McKinsey: Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2018

McKinsey has just released it’s latest Economic Outlook report. Some highlights of what is always a must-read:   Respondents around the world are sanguine about […]

MIT: Algorithms Are Making American Inequality Worse

Don’t miss MIT Tech Review’s interview with political scientist Virginia Eubanks about her new book, Automating Inequality. Some highlights:   In Automating Inequality, author Virginia […]

Amazon and Apple Suggest That Employer-Provided Health Care Is Our Future

Amid all the (justifiable) concerns this week over the Administration’s steel and aluminum tariff warning, the business press did not focus too much on Apple’s […]

Diversity In the C-Suite Is All About the Economics of Inclusion

In recent months I’ve had the good fortune to speak with several authors and thinkers working in the Diversity & Inclusion field, and all of […]