We Need to Talk About Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day, which took place earlier this week, offers a flurry of deals for savvy consumers. But the two weeks leading up to the event and Prime Day itself result in double the industry average of recorded injuries.


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Abolish the NBA’s One-and-Done Rule

The NBA’s one-and-done rule stops players from entering the league straight from high school. This pushes top players into the NCAA, which makes billions off them, and reduces the window in which athletes, whose careers are often cut short, can earn.

The New Atheists had reactionary politics and a distorted view of science, but they owe their demise to a more fundamental flaw in their ideology: religion can’t explain all the world’s problems.

What Joe Biden’s “Rent Cap” Really Does

Joe Biden just announced a proposal to force big landlords to choose between capping rent increases at 5% annually or losing access to a coveted tax write-off. It’s not a real rent cap — but it potentially opens the door to bolder federal action.

A Return to Gompers

Teamster president Sean O’Brien’s speech at the Republican National Convention may represent a return to nonpartisan realpolitik for unions. But does that reflect labor’s strength or its decline?