A high-pressure economy could reshape work. If the Fed allows it.

About the author: JW Mason is Professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York and Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. The job market is extremely tight, at least by the standards of recent history. This is important for monetary policy, but its importance goes beyond inflation or even material living standards. … Read more

Millions of Americans have long had COVID. Many of them no longer work

Georgia Linders contracted COVID in the spring of 2020 and never recovered. Her ongoing struggle with the long COVID has prevented her from working. She spends her days advocating for long-distance COVID drivers like herself and painting, one of the few activities that doesn’t tire her. Georgia Linder Hide caption toggle caption Georgia Linder Georgia … Read more

It’s the end of “fantasy land” for Big Tech and its workers

After a decade of big tech growing in unprecedented and uncontrolled fashion, building swanky palaces to house a growing workforce and offering them lavish freebies to keep them from defecting to rivals, is the wild ride over? The biggest tech companies, as well as their smaller peers, are looking to cut corners as they face … Read more

Amazon wants every smart device to work with Alexa, and says Matter will help it do that

Amazon wants every smart home device to work with its Alexa ecosystem, and it says matter is key to achieving that goal. “We really believe in ambient intelligence – an environment where your devices are interwoven by artificial intelligence so that they can offer much more than any device could do on its own,” said … Read more

Over 50 and looking for a job? Here’s what you need to know about age and work

Klaus Tiedge | mix pictures | Getty Images With the bear market hitting bond portfolios hard, bonds performing as poorly as stocks, and inflation raging, what seemed like a secure retirement income could be more of a pipe dream for many older Americans who have retired or are looking to retire soon . The economic … Read more

It’s not just because it’s exploitative that Diablo Immortal doesn’t work

One month after launch, Diablo Immortal has one of the lowest Metacritic user review scores of all time: 0.4 on iOS and 0.3 on PC. “Disgustingly designed,” reads a typical comment. However, in Apple’s App Store diablo Immortal has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. “Finally a well-done mobile game!” comments from a … Read more

It’s not just because it’s exploitative that Diablo Immortal doesn’t work

One month after launch, Diablo Immortal has one of the lowest Metacritic user review scores of all time: 0.4 on iOS and 0.3 on PC. “Disgustingly designed,” reads a typical comment. However, in Apple’s App Store diablo Immortal has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. “Finally a well-done mobile game!” comments from a … Read more