The States That Create Jobs But Lose Workers
California and New York are job-growth powerhouses, but they’re losing residents to states with much softer labor markets. Justin Fox wonders why workers are fleeing to where the jobs aren’t. (One clue: Have you ever tried to rent in New York City?)
Fact-Checking’s Infinite Regress Problem
So Facebook is relying on experts to stop fake news from spreading. Great! But who will fact-check the fact-checkers? And who will fact-check them? Megan McArdle says a Roman poet saw this problem coming almost 2,000 years ago.
The Next Big Climate-Change Battle Starts in the Developing World
Donald Trump doesn’t hold the future of the environment in his hands — India and China do. But Noah Smith says the U.S. can do a lot to keep them from repeating the West’s industrial-era mistakes.
Trump’s Win Was Unusual, But Hardly ‘Historic’
Three presidential elections realigned politics for a generation. This latest one probably won’t. Albert R. Hunt explains why (contrary to the Trump camp’s claims) historians will see 2016 as a blip on the radar.
Forget Mars. America Needs a New Moon Mission.
As China, Russia, Japan and the European Union pour resources into lunar exploration, Obama’s goal of sending astronauts to Mars seems like a costly error. Adam Minter says there’s a perfectly good space destination (stocked with gold, platinum, iron and even water) right in our backyard.
- BuzzFeed’s boss predicts what’s next for the internet (Recode)
- 2016: A tumultuous year explained in 128 graphics (Bloomberg)
- The world’s largest hedge fund is building an algorithmic model from its employees’ brains (WSJ)
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