Archive: Economy & Jobs

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
Less Ownership
Will a Culture with Less Property be a Challenge for Millennials?
Americans own less stuff. From physical property to intangibles, Americans, especially millennials, are increasingly becoming renters instead of owners, which could be troubling news.
Ryan Khurana | December 7, 2018
Election Bull, Election Bear
Policies Over Parties
Our stock market isn’t partisan.
Elliot Young | November 29, 2018
Give In to the Cliché
Be Thankful at Thanksgiving
A self-conscious gratitude is our best option if we truly want to preserve all that we have.
Ben Wilterdink | November 22, 2018