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Book Briefing

'The Work of the Future': How to build better jobs

Stemming from MIT’s multi-year task force on the future of work and written by David Autor, David A. Mindell, and Elisabeth B. Reynolds, the new book argues that the pace of change might be slower than some fear.

'The Work of the Future': How to build better jobs

Book Briefing

'Davos Man' by Peter S. Goodman: How billionaires devoured the world

This new book is a lively explanation of how the global economy works, and the turning points that have enabled profiteering by the ultra-rich while undermining societal and democratic institutions.

'Davos Man' by Peter S. Goodman: How billionaires devoured the world

Interview

Why companies can best help working mothers by helping all caregivers

Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America, on how myths about working mothers are garbage.

Why companies can best help working mothers by helping all caregivers

Could a change to corporate boards reduce economic inequality?

Over the past 40 years, corporate boards have presided over a shocking divergence between the soaring pay for top executives and the stagnating wages of the working class. So a new proposal to focus board responsibility for the pay and treatment of the workforce deserves discussion—if directors w