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Politics & Policy
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.
Economics
The Most Important Number of the Week Is 266,000
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.
Technology & Ideas
Google’s Main Business Could Use Some Moonshots
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.
Technology & Ideas
The Personality Traits That Make Lockdown Coping Easier
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.
Business
A Trail of Post-Its Leads Back to the Office
By Brooke Sutherland
What Banks and Airlines Can Learn from Funeral Homes
By Ben Schott
Millennials Say Lab Diamonds Shine Just Like the Real Thing
By Andrea Felsted
Politics & Policy
Brooke Sample
The Supreme Court Has Some Introspection to Do
Amy Coney Barrett’s book deal is merely the latest in a very long string of ethically questionable payouts.
Bobby Ghosh
Macron's Greatest Test Awaits in the Sahel’s “Forever War”
Can France’s president avoid the familiar temptation of tolerating autocrats to fight against terrorism?
Jonathan Bernstein
Republicans Can’t Legislate Because They Stopped Trying
McConnell’s “100% focus” on opposing Biden leaves no space to prepare for the hard work of governing.
Timothy L. O'Brien
Brazil and India Need Their Own Operation Warp Speed
Waiving patent rights won’t be enough to launch massive vaccine campaigns in developing countries.
Mac Margolis
Latin American Candidates Seek Divine Intervention
Politicians from left and right are embracing an evangelical agenda, sharpening divisions and encouraging the populist temptation.
Technology & Ideas
Four Stories to Watch for (the Rest of) 2021
By Tyler Cowen
Children With Autism Need a Post-Covid Boost
By Clara Ferreira Marques
Uber and Lyft's Drivers Can Call the Shots Now
By Tae Kim
Economics
Weird Times Produce a Weird Jobs Report
By Mark Gongloff
Another simple narrative is left in tatters.
What We Learned Today About the U.S. Economic Recovery
By Bloomberg Opinion
The jobs report fell way short of expectations. Was it a giant alarm or noisy data?
The Jobs Boom Is Real Despite Disappointing April
By Michael R. Strain
Employment still hasn’t caught up to pre-pandemic levels and potential workers keep lingering on the sidelines. 
Covid Has Made Orlando Less Affordable Than San Francisco
By Justin Fox
Austin and Las Vegas have gotten expensive, too, as the great pandemic migration changes the landscape of housing affordability.
Markets
Shocking Jobs Miss Rips Up Traders’ Playbooks
By Brian Chappatta
Many ESG Funds Are Just Expensive S&P 500 Indexers
By Aaron Brown
There’s David Swensen, Warren Buffett and Everyone Else
By John Authers
Finance
A Bad Time to Bet Against Barclays Traders
By Elisa Martinuzzi
Edward Bramson was unlucky that the pandemic transformed the fortunes of the Barclays investment bank. But he made strategic errors, too. 
Housing Costs Are Jumping in Some Unexpected Places
By Mark Gongloff
Orlando is too pricey now, thanks to the pandemic. May we suggest Pittsburgh?
Huge Crypto Bet Draws Heat for Bank Stock Fund
By Brian Chappatta
Morningstar scolded Emerald Advisers for wagering heavily on Bitcoin and Ethereum in its portfolio even though it has paid off handsomely.
Why the Best Job in Finance Isn’t About the Bonus
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.
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