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Tax breaks promised jobs in New Jersey's poorest city — they mostly didn't deliver

Mar 27, 2023
The city of Camden was supposed to bring jobs from some of America's biggest companies. So far, that's mostly gone unfulfilled.
Children look out at homes in Camden, New Jersey. Many companies that benefit from state-level tax breaks employ barely any of the city's residents.
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Inside the "hacker" culture of the rich and powerful

Feb 28, 2023
A new book explores how the most privileged in society attempt to "hack" the rules.
The typical image of a hoodie-wearing hacker isn't the same as societal "hackers," argues "A Hacker's Mind" author Bruce Schneier.
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What's really behind concerns about government overspending?

The current debt ceiling fight reflects old concerns about government debt, says economist Michael Boskin.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, above, is a player in the debt ceiling issue. Economist Michael Boskin, who led the Council of Economic Advisers under the first President Bush, says the current debt battle reflects concerns about excessive government spending.
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Does austerity have a hidden agenda?

Feb 8, 2023
A new book explores the historical relationship between austerity, the labor force, and fascism.
Pensioners march in Athens in 2018 during a demonstration to demand the return of pension funds lost as part of austerity measures. Clara Mattei, author of "The Capital Order," argues  that austerity reflects a deeper history of labor force suppression.
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Inside the push to limit China's access to advanced chip-making tech

What's motivating the multinational effort to restrict China from chip-making tools.
Chris Miller, a professor of history at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, says these controls are all about national security.
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Old school cameras are making a comeback

Why Gen Z has set its sights on point-and-shoot cameras, once considered outmoded.
Point-and-shoot cameras, both digital and film, are attracting Gen Z's attention. David Little of the International Center of Photography in New York says this might point to boredom with perfection and an interest in the image-making process.
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Measuring immigrants' impact on innovation

Chris Farrell says that immigrants can benefit the US economy in hard-to-quantify ways, such as innovation.
Immigrants stand for the national anthem before becoming American citizens. Chris Farrell says that datasets often underestimate the positive impact immigrants have on the economy.
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For some countries, blue bonds offer a way to refinance debt while fighting climate change

Blue bonds, or debt-for-nature-swaps, are helping developing nations refinance their debt while conserving their oceans.
Blue bonds are one way countries can battle debt while looking out for the world's oceans.
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The Wirecard scandal revisited, two years later

We spoke to Dan McCrum, one of the journalists who first reported on the Wirecard scandal, about how his team's investigation unfolded.
A new Netflix documentary, "SKANDAL! Bringing Down Wirecard" depicts the 2020 effort to expose fraud at one of Europe's biggest financial services providers.
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Why quiet quitting has become a loud trend

Sep 9, 2022
The debate around quiet quitting has gotten people speaking up about burnout and workplace fatigue driven by the pandemic.
"Quiet quitting" is the latest pandemic-driven workplace debate that points to burnout as a cause of decreased engagement and productivity.
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