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Let Us Now Celebrate America's Incredibly Low Productivity

June 8, 2016 Put your feet up, America. Just released numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows U.S. worker productivity declining during the first three months of the year at a 0.6 percent pace, as measured by GDP per hour worked. That’s not as steep as the 1 percent drop that...

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Report: Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson on the Front of the $20 Bill

April 20, 2016 This story has been updated African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of US $20 bill. And a portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the first US Treasury secretary and the subject of a hit musical now on Broadway, will remain on the front of the $10 bill....

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The U.S. Mint Might Stop Producing Pennies

April 19, 2016 It’s getting serious. The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos reports that in a March 2015 memo to US president Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said he planned to suspend production of the venerable penny. While the existence of the memo had not been disclosed previously, the idea of ditching...

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Google Just Revealed the Incredibly Simple Formula for Killer Résumés

March 9, 2016 It’s not exactly E=mc². But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful. In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’ Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human resources...

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Jeb Bush Does Not Understand Productivity, But No One Really Does

July 10, 2015 Let’s be clear: Jeb Bush’s pronouncement that Americans need to work longer hours to help boost US productivity makes no sense at all, and not just because it’s politically tone-deaf. While often used as a fancier-sounding word for effectiveness or efficiency, productivity has a specific economic definition. It’s the amount...

Passwords Aren't the Problem. You Are.

June 17, 2015 When you start your first day at Quartz, you get peppered with passwords. There’s a password to log into your new Mac, which you are immediately prompted to change once you’re up-and-running. The new password allows you log into your email. Once there, you are invited to join our password...

Texas’ Cities Are Eating America

May 21, 2015 If you’re looking for US growth, look to the Lone Star state. Despite its cinematic reputation as a land of wide-open spaces—which it is—Texas’ cities are some of the fastest-growing large metropolitan areas in recent years, according to just released annual population data from the US Census. Where is the...

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Obamacare Fixed U.S. Health Care Inflation

March 6, 2015 The cost of health care is rising at the slowest rate since President John F. Kennedy was in office. A key U.S. health care inflation gauge updated earlier this week shows medical care inflation rising 0.55 percent in January, compared to January 2014. This is the slowest rate since 1961,...

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Let’s Admit It: Governments Never Really Pay Off Their Debts

February 9, 2015 Since the European debt crisis first flared in 2010, Greece has been held out as an example of the worst kind of profligate borrower. And it’s true Greece has a bad fiscal record. Government spending was large and inefficient, tax collections nearly nonexistent. Perhaps worst of all, government statisticians cooked...

Scientists Now Know How to Make Robots Less Creepy Looking

January 23, 2015 It melts your heart when puppies do it. And robots, too, apparently. Yes, the simple head tilt just might be the breakthrough gesture that makes humanoid robots less creepy to deal with. A paper published in Computers in Human Behavior shows that people are much more amenable to the presence...

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