Matt R. Trower

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely points out the surprising joy and engagement we feel when we make things


As the sharing economy gains market share, it needs more support and structure to grow in the right directions. A new book sketches out the future of work.


Cities are the the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Ben Barber spell out the possibilities.

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Only ten percent of art-school graduates make a living from their artwork. Why should this be such a pipe dream?

Robert Neuwirth at the gesture store.

Step inside an experimental economy with no money — but lots of exchange.

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Should we retire labels like capitalism or socialism? Can we embrace the messy, uncategorizable economic reality? Two economists discuss


At the end of 2014, find repose by exciting the mind. 52 of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work.