Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

The Power of Relatability

In the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead blasts the idea that audiences should crave familiar art. In fact, relatability is practically the God particle of theater, and it has been for a long time.

Happy Workers, Richer Companies?

There is a free lunch in economics, after all. Companies with perks like complimentary meals clearly outperform competitors in the stock market.

Facebook Is Eating Mobile

It's amazing to think that just two years ago, we all thought mobile was eating Facebook.