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The App That Gives Control Back to Shift Workers

WellStar's online scheduling system allows nurses to sign themselves up for the shifts they want.

The End of Cubicle Life May Be Near

Office spaces will change as more employees are allowed to decide when—and where—they are most productive.

Should Schools Provide Child Care for Low-Income Parents?

In Kalamazoo, Communities in Schools feeds kids, offers tutoring and buses them home.

Rent-an-M.B.A. Breathes New Life Into Freelance World

Harvard M.B.A.s use start-up philosophies from Silicon Valley to create a new market—themselves.  

This Is What Real Work Flexibility Looks Like

Employers that have a "results-only work environment" hold workers responsible only for defined outcomes, not hours in the office or on the job.

In Cleveland, Sheep Are Part of City's Renewal

The city is looking to back environmentally-friendly innovations that also save money. Enter lawn-mowing sheep.

How to Crush Unemployment Like a Boss

Colorado, Utah, and Idaho have outperformed the national average in unemployment recovery. How'd they do it?

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About The Next Economy

The Great Recession upended expectations about economic security in the United States, and it changed the way we work and live. The Next Economy project asks: How are Americans adapting to the new economy? This joint initiative from the Atlantic and National Journal will use polls, an annual special issue, national and local events with thought leaders and this site to answer that question.