Erik Sherman, Forbes

Erik Sherman


Northfield, MA, United States

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Past articles by Erik:

You Can’t Understand The Job Market If You Don’t Get Self-Employment

Maybe that’s why unemployment has been trending down. But that could change if the Biden administration gets its way and successfully introduces draconian regulation. → Read More

Corporate executives are desperate for MBA grads to finally learn these 5 things

Several corporate leaders shared with Fortune the five areas where business schools must step up their game to better prepare MBA grads. → Read More

$400 Billion For Student Loan Forgiveness, $2,300 Billion For Tax Cuts

The shock and angst over student loan forgiveness tends to forget much bigger giveaways in the recent past. → Read More

If You Don’t Know What You’re Doing, Avoid House Flipping

Yes, even with market pushback, houses are going for sky-high prices. But chances are you’ll lose your in a big way. → Read More

The Big Reason Why Student Loans, And So Much More, Must Refer To The 1970s

If you don’t know what things were like when they were more reasonable, you can’t grasp how much the present needs to change. → Read More

The Numbers That Show Why So Many College Students Need Help With Loans

It’s not only a matter of diligence, but how most of households in this country can’t come close to paying for college and so millions of students need to borrow large sums. → Read More

Buying A House Is About To Get Even Harder

That might seem impossible, but the rate of house building looks about to fall even further. → Read More

Gun Safety Bill Extends Drug Middlemen Protection From Anti-Kickback Measure

Big drug sellers got a major concession that has nothing to do with making communities safer from gun violence. → Read More

Why Won’t Congress Do What Mark Cuban Is Doing For Affordable Drug Prices?

He’s a billionaire. The U.S. may have much larger resources but hasn’t been willing. → Read More

American Economic Anxiety Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

The data seems to say the economy is fine. Unfortunately, most of the people aren’t. → Read More

Want diversity in your company? Here’s what leading B-school experts say you really need to do

While business schools have made some strides on diversity, they remain insular in many other ways. → Read More

Government Should Stop Punishing The Poor For Trying To Make Things A Little Better

Punitive rules make people even more dependent on government aid, not less. → Read More

Instead Of Market Fear, Let’s Try Some Historical Perspective

Smart investing means looking a few years in advance, not a few weeks. → Read More

Three Things The Country Needs To Do About Student Loans And College Costs

Time to get beyond questions about whether people should pay and address the fundamental problems that have made things go so wrong. → Read More

Don’t Tax The Wealth Of The Rich, Tax What They Borrow

Focus on one of the main mechanisms used to avoid taxes by pretending income doesn’t exist. → Read More

Biden’s Labor Department Has Big Worries About Crypto In 401(k)s

A ‘sexy’ investment isn’t the same as a wise one, especially when plenty of people are looking to dip into your pocket. → Read More

About Those Average Million-Dollar Homes In 500 Cities

Breaking down the numbers, and the market conditions, is important to understand what’s going on. → Read More

Think Corporate Profits Are A Supply Chain Scam? Better Take A Longer View

This isn’t something new, as companies have left consumer gains in the dust for decades. → Read More

Can We Stop Pretending That Anyone Understands The Labor Market?

As with investing, past performance is no guarantee of future action. → Read More

What Zillow’s failed algorithm means for the future of data science

Schools should move to a more holistic consideration of what people need to know about data. → Read More