Author: Matt O'Brien

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You might think that there couldn't be a more absurd example of a company using noncompetes to hold down wages than going after a janitor,... [Read More]
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The Fed is going to be driving Trump crazy for a while. [Read More]
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The proliferation of the wage-depressing contracts is a natural consequence of capitalists' paradoxical aversion to competition. That doesn't mean courts and politicians have to go... [Read More]
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Op-ed: Tax dodges, legal and suspect, are used by those worth nine figures and companies that use international tax havens. [Read More]
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Maybe the most obvious shortcoming is that there still aren't as many people looking for work as there "should" be. [Read More]
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Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don't think they'll be the ones targeted for digital... [Read More]
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Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don't think they'll be the ones targeted for digital... [Read More]
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Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don't think they'll be the ones targeted for digital... [Read More]
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A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in... [Read More]
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Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. [Read More]
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Turkey's problem is not that its government has been spending too much money but rather that its banks have been borrowing too many dollars. [Read More]
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Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep.... [Read More]
Turkey's problem is not that its government has been spending too much money but rather that its banks have been borrowing too many dollars. [Read More]
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The downturn, and the politics it engendered. could have been far less severe. [Read More]
The Trump tax cuts are a lot like Trump University: nowhere near what he promised for very obvious reasons. In this case, President Donald Trump... [Read More]
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There's a simple reason why the Republican president's tax cuts haven't inspired companies to move that much money to the United States: The money was... [Read More]
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Amid heavy rain from Florence, some smartphone or in-car map directions in recent days have sent people in North Carolina onto flooded roads and others... [Read More]
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Ten years ago, we were hit by the biggest financial shock in world history, worse even than the Great Depression. Indeed, during the 1930s,... [Read More]
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During the 1930s, "only" a third of U.S. banks failed, while in 2008, former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has said,12 of the country's 13... [Read More]
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The simple story is that the labor market recovery hasn't sped up under Trump. At the same time, though, it hasn't slowed down, either. [Read More]
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