Tim Fernholz

Tracking the Rise of Globalization Through International Phone Calls

In this "index of global connectedness," 7 of the 10 largest international call routes initiate from the U.S.

Solving the Greatest Mystery of American Unemployment

Six million workers went missing after the 2008 recession—most in the prime of their working lives. What happened to them?

Will Wildly Expensive Housing Devour the Economies of Wealthy Countries?

There's not enough cheap housing to go around. 

Why Nobody Lives in So Many of New York’s Most Expensive Apartments

Some of the poshest apartments in NYC are vacant for much of the year. 

Seattle Is Set to Adopt the Highest Minimum Wage in the World

It'll be raised to $15 an hour.

Tonight's Uber Surge Pricing Nightmare Doesn't Have to Happen Next New Year's Eve

2 ideas for the company's busiest times.

In Los Angeles, Walking Illegally Is More Than Twice as Expensive as Parking Illegally

The city is cracking down on jaywalking.

How Europe's Financial Crisis Is Slowing Down Detroit's Bankruptcy

A reminder that the consequences of globalization are far-reaching and unexpected.

What Gives American Factories Their Competitive Edge: They're Easy to Close

U.S. workers: Cheap to hire, easy to fire.

Internet Car Start-Ups Look to L.A.'s New Mayor for a Helping Hand

Will Eric Garcetti push for a reconciliation between the regulatory system, the existing industry and the new entrants?

Mayor Bloomberg's Retirement Plan: 'Destroy' the Taxi Industry

Bloomberg has pledged to reinvent the industry after he leaves office. What might that look like?

Will America's Oil Boom Save Its Manufacturing Sector?

It may actually make it sicker.

Why a Browser Called Opera Is So Hot in Europe's Last Police State

Opera is surprisingly popular in Belarus, thanks to the country's socialist regime.

The Craziness of London's Housing Market, Explained in 1 Chart

Only 19 percent of property-buyers are British.