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Christopher Knittel: Don’t Blame It on the Rain–Ethanol Mandate Is a Bad Idea in Any Year

From Huffington Post The long drought will have real consequences for the nation’s food and energy markets. But it also creates an opportunity for Washington to take a hard look at the Bush-era mandate known as the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which requires that 10 percent of the gasoline we put in our cars be comprised of […]

Simon Johnson: The End of the Euro is Not About Austerity

From The New York Times Economix Blog Most current policy discussion concerning the euro area is about austerity. Some people, particularly in German government circles, are pushing for tighter fiscal policies in troubled countries (i.e., higher taxes and lower government spending). Others, including in the new French government, are more inclined to push for a […]

Go inside the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

Companies created through MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Competition have created businesses worth $16 billion and generated nearly 5,000 new jobs. But the competition is stiff. Kara Miller, host of WGBH Radio’s “Innovation Hub,” takes you inside the competition and introduces you to this year’s winners who may have created the next big thing – while trying […]

Giacomo Summa on the value of MIT Sloan’s Master of Science in Management Studies Program

Being a student in MIT Sloan’s Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) Program is a bit like being a kid in a candy store. There are so many course offerings available within your area of study that it can be very difficult to choose which ones to take. Launched in 2009, the MSMS Program […]

Visiting Prof. Zeynep Ton on why more retailers should invest in their employees

It’s no secret that the labor market is tough these days. But the issue isn’t just the number of people who are unemployed. It’s also income inequality and the low pay of retail employees that’s concerning. Retail employees represent close to 20% of the U.S. workforce. In retail, conventional wisdom holds that if you want […]