Should Funeral Homes Be Required to Post Prices Online?

Visiting funeral homes for price lists was burdensome even before the coronavirus outbreak, but it has put the need for change in sharp relief, Mr. Slocum said. Online pricing, he said, would allow families to consider options and compare prices in the safety of their homes, without feeling pressured. A coalition of nearly two dozen […]

Don’t Kid Yourself: Online Lectures Are Here to Stay

Another signature feature of a winner-take-all market is the so-called Matthew Effect. The sociologist Robert Merton coined the term, referring to a verse in the Book of Matthew: “For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him...

student housing at risk as universities move online

Kings College, Cambridge is pictured deserted due to the coronavirus outbreak.SOPA ImagesStudent accommodation has been a “bullet-proof” investment, but experts predict it’s now on track for a year of disruption due to the coronavirus crisis and its...

Data centre stocks surge as world shelters online

Passengers on one side of a plane heading west from London’s Heathrow airport can see Windsor Castle, home to Queen Elizabeth II. On the other — if they know where to look — is a cluster of warehouses that plays an increasingly vital role in the world economy.The...