Author Archive

Rebecca J. Rosen


Why Americans Work So Much Despite Economist John Maynard Keynes' Prediction

The economist predicted a society so prosperous that people would hardly have to work. But that isn’t exactly how things have played out.


The Hidden Cost of a Flexible Job

It's nice to be able to work from home once in a while, but workers wind up compensating with longer, more intense hours.


How to Swindle Soldiers

A new report from ProPublica highlights three companies that have made a business out of suing service members.


A Map of Maternity Leave Policies Around the World

The U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that does not require some form of paid time off for new mothers.


America's Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted

Why do so many people—particularly women—seem to have so much on their plates?


Beware: Mistakes and Workplace Injuries Spike After Switch to Daylight Savings Time

The average American gets about 40 minutes less sleep the night after pushing the clock ahead an hour—with measurable consequences for on-the-job safety.


Finally, Prisoners and Their Families Won't Have to Pay Crazy Phone Rates

It hasn't been easy and it hasn't been quick, but for the friends and families of those behind bars, "change has finally come," says the FCC's acting chairwoman.