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Why Doesn't the Government Track Social Mobility?

Unlike poverty rates, the deficit, and other economic measures, the federal government has no standard way of tracking movement up the income ladder.

How Cash-Strapped Towns Are Saving Fourth of July Fireworks

Independence Day celebrations are an economic boost for communities. And with budgets tight, there are several ways towns can avoid canceling their shows.

Why Our Retirement System Should Be More Like Australia's

More than 90 percent of employed Australians have retirement savings in government-mandated accounts.

Not Ready to Retire? Not a Problem at NIH.

A revolutionary federal program lets NIH retain experienced scientists and administrators who reach retirement age.

Hold the Retirement Party—Grandma's Starting Her Own Business

Baby boomers make up a growing share of new entrepreneurs, as older Americans look for ways to stay busy and earn money.

America: Help the Economy. Advance in the World Cup.

For several bars in D.C., sales have jumped 50 percent during World Cup games. The U.S. should win for pride. It should also win for the economy.

Can Big Data Boost the Paltry Number of Female and Minority Tech Workers?

A San Francisco start-up is trying to upend traditional tech recruiting methods by using public, online information to find more female and minority workers.

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Why Doesn't the Government Track Social Mobility?

Unlike poverty rates, the deficit, and other economic measures, the federal government has no standard way of tracking movement up the income ladder.

How Cash-Strapped Towns Are Saving Fourth of July Fireworks

Independence Day celebrations are an economic boost for communities. And with budgets tight, there are several ways towns can avoid canceling their shows.

Why Our Retirement System Should Be More Like Australia's

More than 90 percent of employed Australians have retirement savings in government-mandated accounts.

Not Ready to Retire? Not a Problem at NIH.

A revolutionary federal program lets NIH retain experienced scientists and administrators who reach retirement age.

Hold the Retirement Party—Grandma's Starting Her Own Business

Baby boomers make up a growing share of new entrepreneurs, as older Americans look for ways to stay busy and earn money.

America: Help the Economy. Advance in the World Cup.

For several bars in D.C., sales have jumped 50 percent during World Cup games. The U.S. should win for pride. It should also win for the economy.

Can Big Data Boost the Paltry Number of Female and Minority Tech Workers?

A San Francisco start-up is trying to upend traditional tech recruiting methods by using public, online information to find more female and minority workers.

Show More
 
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.