On the business of selling books.
Wednesday, April 3
A cultural history of Bitcoin and what happened when the nascent virtual currency began to be covered by the mainstream media.
Thursday, March 28
A former Facebook executive critiques Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” movement.
Wednesday, March 27
A profile of organizational psychologist Adam Grant, who argues that the key to success comes from helping others.
Sunday, March 24
On the skyrocketing number of Americans on disability—14 million at last count, with payouts topping those for food stamps and welfare combined—and what it means for the U.S. economy.
Monday, March 18
The economics of Woonsocket, where one-third of residents rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
A profile of Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia.
Saturday, March 16
The daily deals company turned down a $6 billion offer from Google and went public. Now its stock is down 80% and its founder/CEO has been fired. On Groupon’s failed strategy and tenuous future.
Friday, March 15
“We can conclude at least two things with certainty about the tenants of One Hyde Park: they are extremely wealthy, and most of them don’t want you to know who they are and how they got their money.”
Thursday, March 14
Tuesday, March 12
Sunday, March 10
Investigating an insecure billionaire’s true worth.