New technology allows companies to do away with hiring and just buy our skills online

New technology allows companies to do away with hiring and just buy our skills online

Fredrik Thomassen, the founder of a newly launched startup called Konsus, calls his site “a full e-commerce experience.” Konsus, based in Palo Alto, California, doesn’t…

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The only baby book I’m reading while pregnant is this blissfully simple cartoon

My bedside table is typical of someone who’s seven months pregnant, with its ominous stack of at least a dozen books on birth, pregnancy, and…

The word “women” literally never appears in the US Senate’s 142-page health-care bill

Women have babies. If they didn’t, first the economy would collapse, and then the species would die out. But because they do, from their late…

How a hipster reputation masked my hometown’s white hate for decades

I was born and raised in Portland’s Hollywood District, a relatively unremarkable neighborhood nestled into the city’s northeast quadrant. It’s where I wandered to the…

This is what reparations could actually look like in America

Today’s racial wealth divide is an economic archeological marker, embedded within the multigenerational story of slavery, racial plunder, and discrimination. It is one way the…

How Europe could be the unexpected beneficiary of America’s fall from global grace

US president Donald Trump has promised to put America first. His protectionist stance on trade, his implicit threats to pull military protection from countries that…