James Surowiecki

The New Yorker

James Surowiecki appears in the following:

A Guaranteed Basic Income for All

Friday, July 08, 2016

While unemployment and stagnant wages continue to stir discontent and worry about the economy, an unconventional solution is being considered: a universal basic income.


The Economics Behind Bundy's Militia

Friday, January 29, 2016

The takeover of an Oregon Wildlife Refuge has been in the news a lot lately. But it's the economics at play in the conflict that are providing new insight into the American economy.

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Why Does Your Manicure Cost $10.50?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Local nail salons are defying service industry standards by keeping their prices fixed, and as a consequence, paying their workers much less than a market wage.

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Why it Might be Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The average rate for a 30-year fix-rate mortgage fell to 3.8 percent at the end of last week. Some experts say now is a good time to think about refinancing or buying.


Understanding the Debt Limit Showdown

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Just around the corner an even bigger national fiscal catastrophe is looming. In September the U.S. Treasury warned Congress that if the nation's debt limit is not raised by October 1...

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A Guide To the Paul Ryan Budget

Monday, August 13, 2012

Before this weekend, we didn’t know much about what Mitt Romney’s economic policy would look like. But that’s all changed with the announcement of Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan as his running mate.

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The Rise of Medical Tourism

Thursday, April 12, 2012

This year, hundreds of thousands of Americans will travel abroad, not to see ancient ruins or visit historic sites, but to undergo affordable medical care. These medical tourists wil...

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Positive bank reports offer new hope for economy

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

As the nation awaits President Obama's speech on the state of the economy, some of the country's largest banks are reporting positive earnings. Both Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs repo...


The week ahead with Marcus Mabry and James Surowiecki

Monday, March 30, 2009

It's Monday, which means it is time to take a look at the week ahead. For their educated guesses as to what is on the agenda for the week is James Surowiecki, The Balance Sheet writer...


Please Explain: Socialism

Friday, March 27, 2009

The term "socialist" has been tossed around in the news lately in reference to any number of Obama Administration policies. Find out what socialism really means, where it came from, and how it got such a bad wrap. Eric Foner is Dewitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and ...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

What happens when there is no leader? We look at the bottom-up logic of cities, Google, and even our brains.

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