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The Post-Employment Economy Makes Entrepreneurs of Us All

It’s time to rethink the relationship between employers and employees.

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Ban the Box: Employing Former Felons Will Improve the Economy and Public Safety

Lawmakers in 10 states and over 50 cities have already enacted Ban the Box policies, eliminating the check-box that asks about an applicant’s criminal record. It’s time for Congress to follow suit.

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Creating Art as a Second Job

A new NEA report suggests more than a quarter-million Americans have a side job as an artist or musician.

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The Country Where Unemployment Is Better Than Employment

In Germany, a country that can’t produce the talent or children it needs, the unemployed are in very high demand.

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Genetic Evidence Suggests Chronic Unemployment Shortens Lives

A new study finds Finnish men who suffered long periods of unemployment were more likely to possess a genetic marker indicating premature aging.

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Texas Is Dying

The Lone Star State loves population growth, but that’s a faulty way to measure economic development.

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The Striking Rise in ‘Missing Workers’

What’s the unemployment rate in America, really?

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Learn German, Then Stay Home Anyway

Unemployed Europeans are studying German to find work. But so are the employed ones.

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Why This Particular Recovery Is So Bad at Creating New Jobs

The good news: Economists are starting to come up with some decent theories as to why this recovery is so bad at generating employment. Now here’s the bad news.

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The Continuing Unsatisfactory Economic Expansion

Consumer spending is up, but we still have far fewer jobs than when the recession started.

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How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

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What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

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Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

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The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014