articles tagged: business
say, how much would you want for that planet?
# space

say, how much would you want for that planet?

Could the far future see a market for selling entire planets not too dissimilar from today's real estate market?

when what’s profitable doesn’t mean what’s right, and what we’re wired to do about it…
# politics

when what’s profitable doesn’t mean what’s right, and what we’re wired to do about it…

Numerous studies show that humans have a biological aversion to extreme unfairness and inequality, and lash out when we encounter it.

when small pharma plays games it just can’t win
# health

when small pharma plays games it just can’t win

Small pharmaceutical companies are exploiting the patent system to jack up the prices of life-saving medication.

why chipotle is getting its comeuppance for pandering to luddites
# science

why chipotle is getting its comeuppance for pandering to luddites

Chipotle tried to appeal to the most ardent anti-GMO activists. Now it's paying the price.

how to keep your employees happy
# science

how to keep your employees happy

Studies into the health of workers and middle managers leads to the inescapable conclusion that today's work culture is making us miserable and unhealthy.

why health insurance and big data are a good fit
# tech

why health insurance and big data are a good fit

The American healthcare system today is a mess of paperwork and confusion. More data and smarter, fact-based decision making could improve its highly mixed outcomes.

why cybercriminals need to have really, really good customer service
# tech

why cybercriminals need to have really, really good customer service

Malware peddlers apparently have great customer service. And if you think about it, they really have to...

why techies have such a grudge against yahoo
# tech

why techies have such a grudge against yahoo

The anger at Marissa Meyer has nothing to do with whether her employees will have to spend more time at the office and everything with why they're being corralled into their cubicles.

why companies and colleges aren’t working together
# education

why companies and colleges aren’t working together

Companies need colleges to educate their next generation of workers. Yet they're refusing to work with them, or even train their employees for that matter.

a rocket-launched spaceliner: combining the worst of both worlds
# space

a rocket-launched spaceliner: combining the worst of both worlds

Combining the expense and inconvenience of a rocket launch with the noise and danger of hypersonic flight, this space liner is very unlikely to ever take off.

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