Category: Business


Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South

By Alana Semuels CHARLOTTE—Shamelle Jackson moved here from Philadelphia, hoping to find work opportunities and better schools for her four children, who range in age from two to 14. Instead, she found a city...


What Is an Elite College Really Worth?

By Derek Thompson This time of year, thousands of college applicants await e-notices and auspiciously sized envelopes from schools, under terrible pressure from their parents, friends, teachers, and fretful inner-monologues. To this anxious lot,...


The Best Business Reads of March

By Gillian B. White Each month, the editors of The Atlantic’s Business Channel put together a list of the most insightful and interesting pieces of journalism about money and economics from around the web....