Category: BUSINESS & FINANCE

Investors, consumers and workers are changing capitalism for the better by demanding companies behave more responsibly

July 24, 2019 By Elizabeth Schmidt Capitalism’s days may be numbered – at least judging by recent polls. A majority of millennials reject the economic system, while 55% of women aged 18 to 54 say they prefer socialism. More Democrats now have a positive view of socialism than capitalism. One problem interpreting numbers like these is that there are many…

What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means for the future of work

July 19, 2019 Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S. workforce – in new technologies is the latest reminder that the much-heralded future of work is well underway.   Policymakers, analysts and scholars trying to discern the…

Voices from an age of uncertain work – Americans miss stability and a shared sense of purpose in their jobs

Work isn’t as stable as it once was. fizkes/Shutterstock.com July 18, 2019 David L. Blustein, Boston College On the surface, the well-being of the American worker seems rosy. Unemployment in the U.S. hovers near a 50-year low, and employers describe growing shortages of workers in a wide array of fields. But looking beyond the numbers…

Why states and cities should stop handing out billions in economic incentives to companies

Why states and cities should stop handing out billions in economic incentives to companies July 11, 2019 Nathan Jensen, University of Texas at Austin U.S. states and cities hand out tens of billions in taxpayer dollars every year to companies as economic incentives. These businesses are supposed to use the money, typically distributed through economic…

5 TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY

By Lucas Arnold, May 20, 2019 If you want to be financially successful in life you have to master the art of saving money, well by saving I don’t mean holding on to every dollar you have, let’s just call it the art of spending nothing more than you actually need.   The large majority…