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Not long ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted at a run for political office. On this episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast, Luigi and Kate debate …

Business School

Economy on a good road, but watch out for these warning flares

Most of us are focused on our own fortunes, not the state of the economy. Meanwhile, business leaders, along with policymakers, tend to let the good times roll until they come to screeching halt.<p>But what concerns a leading economist about the economy?<p>“When people aren’t worried,” said Randall …

Economy

Why American men are getting less marriageable

• <b>We're in the middle of a great marriage decline in the US.</b>• <b><br>This phenomenon is partially explained by economic forces that are making men less appealing partners.</b>• <b><br>Traditional gender roles are also to blame.</b><p>If it seems like the number of complaints from your female friends about not being able to find …

Women's News

Trump's Biggest Con May Be The One He Has Played On American Workers

The Donald Trump presidency is now one year old and in many respects ― the unhinged tweeting, the contempt for democratic norms, the potential collusion with a hostile foreign power ― it has been unlike any presidency in history.<p>But there is one respect in which Trump’s tenure in office has been …

Equality

Can a little nudge help in saving for retirement?

Have you ever wondered why lottery winners sometimes go bankrupt, even after winning large sums of money? Why people keep balances on their credit cards and pay high interest rates on the borrowed funds when they have savings available to pay the bill?<p>And why it seems so hard for Canadians to set …

Richard Thaler

14 Ways to Squeeze More Joy Out of Every Day

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Sometime this morning, during …

Happiness

The GOP's New Tax Plan Will Affect Everyone, But Will It Grow The Economy?

The hubbub over the Republican tax plan has died down some since it passed, but the bill isn't forgotten — not by a long shot.<p>Many Americans will see the effects already this year, when the IRS gives employers new guidance on how much money to withhold from people's paychecks. And you can bet it …

Economics

Open Courses

Consistently ranked among the top programs in the United States and worldwide, Executive Education at Chicago Booth is simply the best source for …

Education

Top EMBA and DBA courses in Hong Kong

Business schools offering advanced courses in Hong Kong for senior executives from around the region know they are dealing with high expectations and …

Richard Thaler

Michael Mullican, '03: Named CFO at Academy Sports + Outdoors

KATY, Texas, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors ("Academy"), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle …

Law

Here’s How to Tell if You’re a Populist

“Populist” is a funny word. It sounds like a compliment—<i>someone who respects the will of the people!</i>--but it’s used as a put-down. The label has been …

Democracy

We're 'Off To The Races' (But Too Many Are On The Sidelines)

<i>By Gary Alexander</i><p>In the first four trading days of 2018, the S&P 500 rose every day, rising 2.6% for the holiday-shortened week, reaching a new …

Business

5 Tips for Surviving Uncomfortable Conversations

Every now and again, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable conversation. Sometimes it’s an important, unavoidable talk with a loved one. Other …

Psychology

Top 10 Women in Retail Tech

<i>Chain Store Age’s</i> fourth annual Top 10 Women in Retail Technology celebrates a distinguished group of female executives who, as a group, exemplify …

Trends

Slowly but surely, gains from AI innovation are coming

Each day we read about amazing technology breakthroughs, particularly when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). But if AI is so great, why are …

Innovation

Former CEA Chair Goolsbee Weighs in on GOP Tax Bill

Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and former Council of Economic Advisers chairman, …

Business School

Food Deserts Don't Cause Dietary Inequality

Nutrition and obesity have become a larger focus of health research in recent years. Multiple studies have identified areas, termed food deserts, …

Economics

MBA ranking trends preview: salaries

A top MBA is a significant investment. The programme for Stanford Graduate School of Business costs more than $145,000 in tuition fees. Students tell …

MBA

Where Will the Crypto Craze Lead? A Venture Capitalist’s View

<i>Can individual cryptocurrencies be programmed with stability in mind and if so, could a plethora of cryptocurrencies exhibit, in the aggregate,</i> …

Bitcoin

Chicago Booth MBA Programs and Admissions

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is one of the most prestigious business schools in the United States. MBA programs at Booth are …

MBA

Central banks’ year of reckoning

Since 2008, central banks in industrial countries have deviated from ordinary monetary policymaking in a variety of ways. They’ve tried to persuade …

Economy

Trump's Efforts to Erode Dodd-Frank Regulation

Luigi Zingales, professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, says he'd be surprised if Republicans seek to completely eliminate …

Dodd-Frank

`Who's Afraid of Facebook?'

Luigi Zingales, professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, discusses Facebook Inc.'s market dominance and why he thinks …

Business School

George Lin, '95: Seasoned Investment Banker in the US and Asia Joins Biotechnology Company Based in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hua Medicine, a leading clinical stage biotechnology company based in Shanghai, announced George …

Law

Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better in 2018

It’s the rare kid who resolves to eat healthier foods in the New Year, but helping children consume a more nutritious diet is no doubt a goal you …

Consumer News

Prepare For A Fightback Against Big Tech

One of the key features of the past year has been the growing disquiet about the power and influence of Big Tech. While there is no disputing the wonders in terms of convenience and accessibility brought about by the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google, there is also widespread concern that …

Margrethe Vestager

Americans' declining economic mobility is reflected yet again in fewer moves into new houses and apartments

Despite a long recovery and record streak of job growth, the share of Americans moving to a new location continued a steady decline in 2017, reaching a new post-World War II low, an indicator of a less mobile workforce that reflects both an aging society and economic problems facing younger workers.<p>…

Politics

Trump asks “how’s your 401(k)?” But most voters don’t have one

<b>By Toluse Olorunnipa</b>, <i>Bloomberg</i><p>President Donald Trump is trying out a new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?” The answer for more than half of …

Retirement

Will Plunder Never Cease?

The GOP tax bill is an appalling piece of legislation, and just about everyone seems to know it. And yet 51 US Senators and 227 Representatives have …

Social Justice

10 Charts That Tell The Story Of Energy In 2017

From the impacts of climate change and the human costs of air pollution to the benefits of electricity market deregulation, some of the most crucial topics in energy this year can best be illustrated through data presented in easy-to-digest charts. So, we’ve put together ten of our favorites from …

Fracking