Regulations have an accountability problem.
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An economist and an environmental law expert explain why a tax is more palatable to the industry and better for the public than regulation.
A recipient displays a message confirming a universal basic income transaction. Bondo region, western Kenya.
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Most people who received some money experienced less hunger, sickness and depression, both before and after Kenya imposed restrictions in the pandemic.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Walmart CEO Doug McMillon at a White House press conference joining government and corporate officials – but no representatives of workers.
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If government and business collaborate with workers, a scholar of labor relations writes, current economic problems could get less severe, the recovery smoother and lasting prosperity more likely.
Dealing with grand challenges: It’s not about the rains, it’s about the drains.
Companies can make a significant contribution to the resilience of communities, and they need not do so only for philanthropic or regulatory reasons. At times, it makes good business sense.
Winning the support of workers may be key to Democrats winning the 2020 election.
Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?
The race to get rid of transportation emissions is getting off to a slow start.
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Only a small share of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. Even if all of them were, it would take until 2040 to phase out the fossil fuels used to power personal travel and road-bound freight.
The future of work could look more like this.
While some alarmists predict AI will decimate the workforce, the truth is concerted action by leaders in labor, business, government and education can ensure workers aren’t replaced by robots.
What will it take for the president and speaker to shake hands again?
Two labor negotiation experts explain how a 2015 dispute that seemed intractable got resolved, with important lessons for the partial government shutdown.
Conflicting fuel standard reports from the Trump and Obama administrations disagree by billions of dollars.
Their analysis finds that the costs exceed the benefits by over $170 billion – but it includes four major errors in the calculations.
Work cut out for them: Climate negotiators need to ensure the Paris Agreement can still hold.
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The Paris Agreement was a breakthrough in global climate talks, but nations now face major hurdles to meeting long-term emissions goals – and maintaining global support for the deal.
Adding bots into an online discussion can definitely affect the views of real people.
Measuring Twitter bots’ effects on the opinions of real people can yield surprising results about what makes them influential.
Google employees protest outside the company’s Mountain View, California, headquarters.
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The walkout by thousands of Google employees around the world was historic, both because of who was protesting and what their demands were. It may even mark the start of something new.
Fighting for a $15 an hour wage in Pittsburgh.
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Americans want more say about their benefits, training and other important issues at work.
Is this device safe for use in a hospital?
In a complex environment with massive numbers of internet-connected devices, the key barrier to better cybersecurity isn’t funding: It’s ensuring staff at all levels take action against the threat.
Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, holds two EpiPens as she testified before Congress Sept. 21, 2016 about rising costs of the drug.
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The rising costs of generic drugs have led to outcries. In a search for solutions, four hospital systems are proposing to make drugs on their own. Could their idea work?
A bad interest rate can make your new car a lot more costly.
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Most of us bargain hunt when shopping for a new blouse or pair of blue jeans, yet for some reason we don’t with interest rates, potentially costing us thousands of dollars.
Having a bullhorn is nice, but workers need more to elevate their voices.
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Although over 200 CEOs have promised to share windfalls from the recent tax cut with their employers – something the president is likely to bring up in the State of the Union – research suggests workers aren’t holding their breath.
Exploring ways to improve the turnaround times for HIV tests on babies.
Diagnosing babies with HIV as early as possible is critical to ensuring that they get onto treatment.
Future robots will work side by side with humans, just as they do today.
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Rather than fret about how many jobs future technologies will destroy, we should focus on how to shape them so that they complement the workforce of tomorrow.
Merck CEO Ken Frazier, seated next to Trump, was first to resign from his manufacturing council.
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Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted business leaders to sever ties with two White House councils.