Archive: Economy & Jobs

An Economic Engine That Escapes Millennials
America’s Missing Entrepreneurs
If we are to remain the world’s most innovative economy, then it’s time for millennials to assume a greater role in that innovation.
Luka Ladan | January 25, 2019
What Has Driven the Dramatic Reduction in Poverty Worldwide?
Extreme poverty has been dramatically reduced over the past century, but what's behind this reduction? Take our quiz to find out.
January 19, 2019
Should the U.S. Adopt Universal Basic Income?
With job displacement seemingly growing closer with each advancement in AI, it's a question we'll likely have to answer.
January 16, 2019
A Bitter Tax to Swallow
A Sin Tax Takes its Toll in Philadelphia
With conflicting goals, certain government programs become dependent on citizens indulging in less than healthy behavior.
Ben Wilterdink | January 8, 2019
Education Spending
How much do we spend and where does that money actually go?
The United States spends more on K-12 education than most countries. But it directs one of the smallest percentages of funding to classroom teachers, according to a new international report.
January 3, 2019
Happy New Year!
From All of Us at Catalyst
As we toss the empty champagne bottles and say goodbye to 2018, it’s time to start thinking about what the new year will bring—aside from the multitude of would-be presidential candidates jockeying for attention.
January 1, 2019
Machines Won’t Steal Your Job
But Might Revamp Your Skill Sets
Despite concerns over AI and automation, human labor will only become more valuable.
Anil Niraula | December 31, 2018
The Double Thank You of Gifts and the Market
“Profit is the gift when creation is perfect.”
Ryan Khurana | December 24, 2018
What’s the Most Effective Way to Reduce Poverty?
To help the poor, we should do less.
December 22, 2018
Will Robots Take Our Jobs?
Is Universal Basic Income our only hope, or are there other, better solutions?
December 15, 2018