Ordinary Times regular contributors Mark Krieger (@musepolisci) and Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) break down the news that Walmart is looking to launch their own streaming service, and fall on opposite sides when it comes to projecting the retail giants success.
Are we looking at a turning tide, or is a lack of action still digging a deeper hole for future generations to climb out of?
The crushing cost of living in America is on the rise — both in reality and in the minds of disenchanted voters.
The US will win most trade wars, but not with Mexico.
Somehow I became a Microsoft person again.
It’s only worth it to you if it’s worth it to you.
How would we get a social media service that won’t sell our personal data?
How do you make universal assistance happen?
If the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he isn’t real, the GOP’s greatest trick is convincing working Americans that literally destroying the federal government is in their best interests.
From copyright law to banking and ecigarettes, it’s good to have the big boys on your side.
How necessary is to go to college in order to make a good living? Are we getting what we are paying for? Who doesn’t need to go to college in order to make a good living, indeed, even to get rich? Those are the issues I explore here while reflecting on Bryan Caplan’s new book that argues for austerity in education and how a friend of mine is doing quite well in business without a college degree.
Pondering good fortune open to few others.
This year will be a crucial one for the New York-based company.
In which an economist looks at one of the seminal science fiction works of the 20th Century.
We accept the unacceptable sometimes because it never occurs to us not to.
How much should cities even want Amazon’s HQ2? What should be they be willing to pay and do?
The choice paradox, but with labor.
Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating impact on the people of Texas. The whole country could be seeing some significant resulting changes as well.
American workers are at a cross-roads and our political leaders all seem to be leading them in the wrong direction. What the ‘Amazon effect’ means for the future of labor.
… and what do you get?
A look at the relative culpability of overly optimistic borrowers for automobile loans.
In which I am the last person on Earth to discover that cable television is doomed.
Oregon is cracking down on loose scheduling.
Many scientists like to nitpick science fiction, but why should they have all the fun?
Sometimes, it’s not actually about the thing.
It’s past time for conservatives to ensure that no American has to worry about health care coverage because in the end we are our brother’s (and sister’s) keeper.
Kmart deserves either a good death or second chance at retail life. But looks more and more that it will get neither and that’s a shame.
Focus, people, focus.
Really, nobody is to blame for the unsustainable adjunct situation in academia. And so, nobody can fix it.
Cost disease in higher education
Not paranoid enough!
Paul Krugman still defends free trade, but does so while channeling John Rawls in favor of the “free trade losers.”
Zero-hour contracts are somewhat of a Catch-22 in the UK. What impact will Brexit have on these temporary workers, and are there any parallels in the U.S.?
Not paying taxes for 18 years is not necessarily tax evasion
A Princeton professor has demonstrated that you can’t pick stocks that “beat the market.” The future, by in large, is unpredictable. Except one area of the future, is predictable. For a possible investing strategy that relates to that predictable area of the future, read on.
Not one of which is, “You know, that Jim Cramer is really on to something.”