Topic: Business & Finance

What Charlie Munger, Bill Gates Overlook in Robinhood Trading

For many Americans, especially the Gen Z generation and minorities, the past year was their first investing in the stock market.

Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.

The Week Digital Money Became Unescapable

Coinbase pulled the trigger, the Fed's plan for a digital dollar, and Affirm has a new debit card.

Lufthansa to Launch a First Class "Corona Lounge" in Moscow to Immunise Rich Germans

The German national carrier Lufthansa plans to set up a first class 'Corona Lounge' in a Moscow airport for rich patrons from other ...

Why Isn't Gen Z Freaking Out About Work?

McKinsey Party to Boeing-Firtash ‘Bribe Deal’ in India: NYT Report

Boeing asked McKinsey to evaluate a deal to mine Titanium in India, which ultimately involved bribing officials.

Cricket Fighting in China: Tiny Champions and Big Money

Could we learn something about human aggression from China’s tiniest champions? One scientist believes so

The Life and Death of the Dream Job

“Work Won’t Love You Back” is an urgent reminder that the most important part of work is the relationships that sustain it.

A No-Nonsense Guide to Early Retirement

How Global Health and Wealth Has Changed Over Two Centuries

This unique animated visualization uses health and wealth measurements to chart the evolution of countries over time.

Canada's Top Court Says It Won't Hear Appeals by Bell and Several Cable Companies

OTTAWA — Canada's top court has decided against hearing a pair of appeals brought to it by Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and a number of cable companies seeking to overturn a CRTC decision...

How to Start an Airline

I Got Sucked Into a Discord Stock-Trading Group and Made Thousands

Reddit’s WallStreetBets isn’t the only online hangout for passionate amateur traders

The Bitcoin Elite Are Spending Millions on Collectable Memes

We used to download images from the internet. Now people are paying millions in crypto to feel like they own them

Chewing Gum Marketing History: Your Fresh Breath Goes on and On

From Big Red to Juicy Fruit to brands not made by Wrigley, chewing gum has surprisingly catchy and effective marketing with a lasting impact on pop culture.

The Victims of the Eviction Moratorium

A coalition of Chinese immigrant landlords in New York say they're on the verge of losing everything because of tenants who have stopped paying rent.

Spotify CEO on How the Company Plans to Help Artists (And Itself) Make Money

How Spotify plans to succeed

Vancouver and Toronto in Top 5 Most Unaffordable for Homes Globally

Rapidly rising home prices and stagnant wages mean Toronto and Vancouver have the dubious distinction of being among the top 5 least affordable housing markets in the world. A new report from...

Inside 'NBA Top Shot,' the Digital Highlights Marketplace Worth Millions

In the third quarter of a regular-season game against the Houston Rockets last February, LeBron James broke away for a two-handed reverse windmill dunk off a steal and pass from Avery Bradley...

The Future of Electric Cars Isn’t Tesla. It’s Golf Carts

I Quit Monzo to Look After Alpacas

Paul Rippon quit as co-founder of challenger bank Monzo to take care of a farm full of friendly alpacas

What Is the Fuss Over Central-Bank Digital Currencies?

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Is This the End of Tipping?

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

Households Are Mini-Economies That Need Slack to Be Productive

A household is a miniature ecosystem with inputs, outputs and flows: thinking like this can make life a whole lot better

Slow Down and Write Better Emails

Are you sending the right message?

White House Says Stock-Trading Tax Is Worth Studying After GameStop Frenzy

The White House supports studying the merits of a financial transaction tax — a move favored by progressives and despised by Wall Street — in the wake of the GameStop trading frenzy.

Tobacco Giant Bets £1bn on Influencers to Boost 'More Lung-Friendly' Sales

As smoking falls out of fashion, BAT is pinning its hopes on younger users of e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches

The Buffett Indicator at All-Time Highs: Is This Cause for Concern?

At 228%, the Buffett Indicator has reached all-time highs, which means America’s stock market value is currently more than double the country’s GDP.

Gig Economy Coming for Millions of U.S. Jobs

How This Ends

We are in the middle of one of the great asset bubbles of modern times. It has been brought on by the easy money policies of central banks around the world aimed at weathering the global Covid 19...

What It's Like: Working for Zuckerberg and Bezos

The Messy Business of Sand Mining Explained

How a 21st century construction boom is driving unregulated sand mining around the world.

The Store of Value Generation Is Kicking Your Ass and You Don’t Even Know It

What is something worth ? A building, a pen, a stock, a cryptocurrency, gold, Intellectual property, any asset? Valuing something we own has always been more art than science.

The Dark Side of the GameStop Bubble: Driving Stock Prices to the Moon Can Hurt America [OP]

Stock market bubbles and crashes are good for neither Wall Street nor Main Street.

AskReddit: How Would $12,500 Affect Your Life Right Now?

Inside the Billion-Dollar Plan to Kill Credit Cards

Millennials were shunning plastic and supposedly wary of consumer debt. Affirm's Max Levchin saw a way to repackage buying now and paying later for younger folks—and it's made him a billionaire.

Those Who Work

What you can learn about medieval Europe if you focus on peasants.

A Bleak Future for Water

As the availability of water in California becomes a site for speculation, the water futures of millions of residents hang in the balance.

Making $100K+ a Year Playing Chess on Twitch

Check Processing History: How Automation Saved the Day

How the banking industry, with an assist from tech, turned an incredibly frustrating, manual process—sorting checks—into an excellent example of automation.

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