Opinion

We need a new economic model

It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce or distribute it. At its prime in 1988, Kodak, the iconic American photography company, had 145,000 employees. In…

The conundrum of corporation and nation

The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively well. What’s behind this? Two big facts. First, American corporations exert…

Back to the Nineteenth Century

My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and secure for workers unleashed a small barrage of criticism from some who contend that workers get what they’re worth in the market. A Forbes…

In Obama’s war on hackers, everyone loses

by Joshua Kopstein For weeks, President Barack Obama has been pushing a set of controversial cybersecurity proposals. He mentioned the plans prominently during his State of the Union address, driving home the need for new legislation using that classic political…