Making people more economically secure is the first step to ending the "intimacy apocalypse."
For Noah Smith's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The pandemic will make institutions even more eager to admit wealthy legacy students.
Social networks suffer when there are fewer people to network with.
Remote work may have finally persuaded the nation’s corporate leaders that endless hours at the office are a waste.
The upbeat employment numbers for May probably don’t point to a quick recovery.
Many believe lifestyles are due to low effort, but economists are starting to accumulate evidence that the stress of living in poverty drives people to subpar decisions.
The nation's carefully planned economic rise has been matched by its cultural reach.
The country abandoned nuclear energy and is building coal plants that will spew as much CO2 as all the cars in the U.S.
In recent years, much of the commentary about climate change has gone from sternly serious to wildly despairing. A new report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the effects of climate change are accelerating and that the world has barely ...
Too many economic forces were against them when they came of age.