Food for Thought: The Most Valuable Companies in Every Major Metro Ideas - America’s economy has been on a roll. Here’s the most valuable company in your nearest metropolitan area. Henri Mattila 7/24/2018
Do Licensing Requirements Help—or Hurt? Ideas - Thinking about opening a barber shop, what do you do? If your answer was something other than, “Find out how to obtain the state’s permission,” you’re in for a surprise. 6/10/2018
How Are Unpaid Internships Legal? Interview with Subject Expert Ideas - Some argue that minimum wage laws should be differentiated by both industry and region. After all, it doesn’t cost as much to live in Macon, Georgia as it does to live in New York City. 5/5/2018
Does the “Blue Apron” Food Policy Make Economic Sense? Ideas - Economist Levi Russell explains why the proposed restructuring of the largest food assistance program will end up costing more than its probable worth. 3/9/2018
Should Employees Come to Work Sick? Ideas - People should support labor policies such as paid time off based on nothing but concern for their own health and well-being. 1/18/2018
Bitcoin: Four Contrarian Perspectives Ideas - A Nobel Laureate economist, the Chairman of the Fed, an investment banker and a legendary value investor weigh in on the Bitcoin phenomenon. 1/13/2018
Vocational Education Should Be Re-examined Ideas - Why a vocational education might be worth it 9/1/2017
Why Are there No Skyscrapers between Midtown and Downtown? Ideas - Is there a better explanation than the traditional answer of bedrock? Some experts claim the origin of the gap in the skyline actually is more related to demographics and discrimination. 5/11/2017
An Unlikely Lesson from the Venezuelan Stock Market Ideas - No one usually looks to Venezuela for investment advice, but there is one thing the South American country can teach us. 4/3/2017
It’s Easier than Ever to Buy Stocks—But That Doesn’t Mean You Should Ideas - One Cornell business student explained: “All my friends love using Snapchat to communicate, and because I can’t see myself switching to any other app I think it’s a good investment.” I asked him what the company’s projected earnings are. He shrugged. 3/30/2017
Is Bitcoin the Future? Ideas - We ought to harness the unique features of bitcoin to serve us more completely than traditional currencies have done in the past. 2/10/2017