CEO Howard Schultz is hailed as an innovator, but less known is that many of his Starbucks inspirations didn't take with Americans. But he's "a very good listener," says one historian — and he adapted.
"We are in a moment now where partisans no longer stop at disagreeing with each others' ideas. Increasingly, they deny each other’s facts, they disapprove of each other’s lifestyles, they stay out of each other’s neighborhoods."
We own less property — a product of rising debt loads and the shift to an increasingly digital economy. Sometimes that means people rent something until they own it — and that presents a whole host of new opportunities for abuse.
Who knew so many paid "likes' came from this nation? Without enough good jobs, liking things on Facebook could actually bring in a fair amount of money, and give people working part-time a bit of freedom.