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SAVE DA BEARS!
YOU WANT JOBS? 4 REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS- Michael Noer
We can put Americans back to work-and do it without spending a taxpayer dime.
BRING ON THE SHARE ECONOMY- Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff
A 25-year-old idea to pay employees a fixed chunk of revenue is worth a second look.
EVERY MAN (AND WOMAN) AN ENTREPRENEUR- Tim Kane
To liberate the labor market, turn employees into independent contractors.
IMPORT JOB CREATORS- Robert E. Litan
Let’s give immigrant entrepreneurs incentives to hire American workers.
SCRAP THE MINIMUM WAGE- Art Carden
Raising hourly wages seemed like a good idea. But it has only destroyed jobs.
ALSO ON THE COVER:
SAVE DA BEARS!- Monte Burke
The Chicago Bears are the NFL’s most neglected brand and the best opportunity in football.
THE MAN WHO CAN FIX THE DEFICIT- Brian Wingfield
Congressman Paul Ryan has a radical plan to change Uncle Sam’s spending habits. Are things so bad that we should listen to him?
SMALL CAPS: HOW TO FIND WINNERS- David Randall
Who says U.S. stocks have been duds the past decade? Not small-company specialist Michael Corbett.
SIDELINES- William Baldwin
Jack Bogle, financers and pennypincher.
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Bad medicine begets bad economy.
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
Are universities worth it?
DIGITAL RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Ten rules of the Cheap Revolution.
ON MY MIND- Michael I. Norton
Money can buy you happiness, if you give it away.
IDEAS & OPINIONS- Sam Feldman
Joshua Epstein solves real problems using artificial worlds.
HOUSING SNOOP- Stephanie Finch
Brian Timpone is making powerful enemies and setting off privacy alarms by exposing the real estate doings of the kinda-rich.
A BUYOUT THAT PAID OFF BIG- David Whelan
The 160-hospital chain HCA may go public this fall. A few private equity investors are feeling quite flush.
SMELLED A FORD LATELY?- Joann Muller
The carmaker is determined to find an aroma to implant in all its cars and trucks. Why?
SELLING ITS SOUL- William P. Barrett
In a field full of conflicts, pension consultant EnnisKnupp always bragged it had no baggage. So much for bragging.
PLUS: Eggs, pancakes or congee?
THE FORGOTTEN PATIENTS- Robert Langreth and Rebecca Ruiz
The mental health industry ignores the 35,000 people a year who commit suicide. A few researchers are trying to change that.
MONEY & INVESTING
THE OTHER CAPITAL GAINS TAX- Ashlea Ebeling
Thinking of selling before rates rise? First consider the state and local tax bite.
RISKY BUSINESS- Daniel Fisher
Bonds-particularly U.S. Treasuries- might look like a safe haven in volatile times. Don’t kid yourself.
A SEXIER OFFICE PHONE- Elizabeth Woyke
Avaya is battling Cisco over the future of business communications. Its Nortel acquisition might give it an edge.
DOUBLE-DIGIT DREAMING- Brian Caulfield
Intel has very ambitious growth plans. They won’t be fulfilled with the usual fare-chips for desktop computers.
TALENT POACHER- Daniel Fisher
Joe DePaolo has a good recipe for building a bank fast: Find great bankers and pay them well.
LAND GRAB- Francesca Levy
Only seven 20x24 Polaroid Land cameras were made. Now artists compete to use them.
RIDING IN STYLE- Hannah Elliott
Money and power rub elbows at the world’s most elite auto show.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann