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A Baby Boom Would Be Bad
By Amanda Little
By 2060, 9 billion people are going to need to be fed, and climate change will just make that harder. Before we champion faster population growth, let's curb climate change and find a better way to feed the people who are already here.
By Robert Burgess
The April rise in U.S. jobs was nowhere near what economists expected, but it’s hardly a disaster. All it showed is that we're in uncharted waters.
By Leonid Bershidsky
If the company really wants to make the world a better place, it should focus on innovation in the areas it knows best and dominates.
By Andreas Kluth
The data is in: Introverts don't exactly thrive in lockdown. Character plays a huge role in resilience. But not in the way many of us thought a year ago.
Politics & Policy
Amy Coney Barrett’s book deal is merely the latest in a very long string of ethically questionable payouts.
Can France’s president avoid the familiar temptation of tolerating autocrats to fight against terrorism?
McConnell’s “100% focus” on opposing Biden leaves no space to prepare for the hard work of governing.
Timothy L. O'Brien
Waiving patent rights won’t be enough to launch massive vaccine campaigns in developing countries.
Politicians from left and right are embracing an evangelical agenda, sharpening divisions and encouraging the populist temptation.
Technology & Ideas
By Mark Gongloff
Another simple narrative is left in tatters.
By Bloomberg Opinion
The jobs report fell way short of expectations. Was it a giant alarm or noisy data?
By Michael R. Strain
Employment still hasn’t caught up to pre-pandemic levels and potential workers keep lingering on the sidelines.
By Justin Fox
Austin and Las Vegas have gotten expensive, too, as the great pandemic migration changes the landscape of housing affordability.
By Elisa Martinuzzi
Edward Bramson was unlucky that the pandemic transformed the fortunes of the Barclays investment bank. But he made strategic errors, too.
By Mark Gongloff
Orlando is too pricey now, thanks to the pandemic. May we suggest Pittsburgh?
By Brian Chappatta
Morningstar scolded Emerald Advisers for wagering heavily on Bitcoin and Ethereum in its portfolio even though it has paid off handsomely.
By Mark Gilbert
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund keeps its top portfolio managers happy with lots of freedom, access to companies and zero marketing responsibilities.