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Why would anyone want to sit on a plane for over...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Recently Qantas announced plans to conduct test flights from New York and London to Sydney and two other Australian cities. If...

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won’t save the environment

Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with possibly more efficient bulk products by the year 2021. But environmental...

How Democrats can win back workers in 2020

Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management Labor unions and the workers they represent were once the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. The 2016...

Investors, consumers and workers are changing capitalism for the better by...

Elizabeth Schmidt, University of Massachusetts Amherst Capitalism’s days may be numbered – at least judging by recent polls. A majority of millennials reject the economic system,...

What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means...

Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S....

Companies’ self-regulation doesn’t have to be bad for the public

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University If Boeing is allowed to certify that a crash-prone aircraft is safe, and Facebook can violate users’ privacy expectations, should companies...

May jobs report suggests a slowing economy – and possibly an...

Richard Grossman, Wesleyan University The latest jobs data suggests an interest rate cut may be imminent. The Labor Department reported on June 7 that U.S. nonfarm...

No, Americans shouldn’t fear traveling abroad

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University As summer travel season begins, friends and relatives have asked me if it’s safe to travel outside the U.S. I understand...

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