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September 1, 2013


When dealing with China, Economics 101 is not enough.

We have heard a great deal this year about manufacturing coming back to the United States. We hear about the diminishing wage gap in some Asian countries and the possibility of lower U.S. energy prices. […] Read More

September 1, 2013

Starting Over From Scrap

United Scrap Metal founder and CEO Marsha Serlin on being underestimated and building a company

Photography by Morgan AndersonAs a divorced single mother of two young children, Marsha Serlin hardly seemed destined to become a high-powered CEO 35 years ago. Yet starting with only $200 and a rental truck, Serlin […] Read More

July 1, 2013

Show Me the Money

Understanding it, making it and giving it away

Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Beingby Zoltan J. Acs. Princeton University Press, 2013.Philanthropy and charity are not the same, Zoltan Acs argues. Philanthropy is investing in something and […] Read More

July 1, 2013

Fracking’s Resilience

With compromise afoot, environmental and political objections to the controversial energy extraction technique are likely to fade.

A casual news consumer might believe that fracking, the extraction of oil and gas by injecting wells with chemical-laced water under high pressure, is on the verge of going absolutely nowhere. Fracking, formally known as hydraulic fracturing, […] Read More

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