Category: Business

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Is Any Job Really Better Than No Job?

By Olga Khazan Any job is better than no job. Or at least that’s the thinking when it comes to preserving physical and mental health after unemployment. Indeed, many studies have found that the...

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Mentorship Cut Short by Suicide

By Caroline Kitchener Before he started working with Aaron Swartz, the Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig built his professional life around internet law and copyright policy. In the early 2000s, Lessig was at the...

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So, Eclipse Boomtowns, How’d It Go?

By Joe Pinsker In making preparations for Monday’s total solar eclipse, tourism managers in St. Joseph, Missouri, didn’t know what to expect beyond the cosmic obvious. Would they be overwhelmed with out-of-towners? Even just...

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Can Anything Stop Rural Decline?

By Alana Semuels TOCHIKUBO, Japan—The children had moved to the big city, never to return. So their parents, both over 70, live out their days in this small town in the mountains, gazing at...