Economy and Business

Tips Should Go to Workers, Not Their Bosses

Tips Should Go to Workers, Not Their Bosses

Thea Bryan is a single mother putting herself through graduate school. She spends her days at an unpaid internship for her social work program. At nights, she bartends for tips. Sometimes, the pay is lucrative. But around October, her work — and money — started to...

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After Moore, the Deluge

After Moore, the Deluge

The defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama senate race tells us something about voters. Women — especially black women — made the difference. Some 57 percent of Alabamian women voted against Moore, while 56 percent of mostly white men stuck with him. That also tells us...

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The Real Spirit of Giving

The Real Spirit of Giving

This special day got me thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving — giving of ourselves. Yes, we're a country of rugged individualists. Yet there's also a deep,...

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Corporate Interests Are Warping the Internet

Corporate Interests Are Warping the Internet

My identity was stolen this year. The perpetrator didn't open credit cards in my name or gain access to my finances. Instead, they used my name to submit a comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of repealing net neutrality rules. Those...

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Everyone Hates This Tax Bill

Everyone Hates This Tax Bill

As the Trump tax cuts fly through Congress at breakneck speed, one has to wonder: What’s the big rush? Surely a body known for gridlock and deliberation would want to hold hearings, interview stakeholders, and gather public input before restructuring the world's...

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