Capital Ideas Blog

Daily data: In rural India, cultural expectations present barriers to teamwork

By Alina Dizik - March 31, 2015
Employers eager to hire team players may want to take note: When it comes to working together, your...

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Daily data: Spending savings is unpopular option in emergencies

By Luke Wilmshurst - March 30, 2015
A substantial amount of research has focused on the problem that people do not save...

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Economists: Benefits of corporate tax incentives exaggerated in popular press

By Robin Mordfin - March 27, 2015
On Tuesday, Massachusetts approved $3.25 million in tax breaks for Amazon to encourage the internet behemoth...

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Daily data: Social media is revolutionizing corporate financial disclosures

By Dee Gill - March 26, 2015
Social media, new technologies, and regulatory changes have revolutionized corporate financial disclosures in recent...

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Read this: Luddite lawmaking, Fed "auditing," and loose lending

By Chelsea Vail - March 26, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Recession hit some areas harder than others

By Dee Gill - March 25, 2015
Three economists have developed state-level consumer price indices that mimic the nationwide food consumer price index...

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Piketty clarifies Capital's big idea

By Howard R. Gold - March 24, 2015
Thomas Piketty, the French economist whose bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century focused...

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Daily data: "Warm glow" of giving can be diminished by discounts

By David J. Phillips - March 19, 2015
More than 1.5 million non-profits in the United States competed for $241 billion in charitable donations from individuals...

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Read this: Well-behaved Americans, Walmart employee turnover, and GDP "lost time"

By Chelsea Vail - March 19, 2015
This is our weekly list of must-reads from around the blogosphere.

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Daily data: Restaurant wait too long? Someone should build this app for that

By Dee Gill - March 18, 2015
Sometimes the wait for a restaurant table is too long, and you're forced to choose between the place you want to eat...

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