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Blog Post Archive

What's Really Happening in Puerto Rico?

The commonwealth is facing a serious debt crisis that could result in default, but that’s only part of the problem.

Renting: Awful for Just About Everyone Right Now

Twenty-five percent of Americans are spending more than half of their income just to keep a roof over their head.

The Least Diverse Jobs in America

Eight out of every 10 lawyers is white. Social scientists and architects are probably in need of some diversity too.

Will Baby Boomers Change the Meaning of Retirement?

Many older Americans want and need to keep working, but that requires a major shift in the way the country thinks about the elderly.

Why Is Gentrification Such a Bad Word? Your Thoughts

Readers discuss the contentious issue in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on housing integration. A growing body of research shows that gentrification in fact benefits poor residents.

Which Country's Workers Care About Their Jobs the Most?

A new survey covering 13 countries tries to measure employees' engagement with their jobs.

The Trash Man Is Watching You

Some cities now charge residents based on how much garbage they produce. People cheat. In comes the enforcer.

The Supreme Court Walks a Fine Line on Race

A 5-4 decision limits the use of policies that cause segregation, but not segregation itself.

What's So Bad About Segregated Housing? Your Thoughts

As the Supreme Court narrowly rules in favor of housing integration, our readers debate the merits of affordable housing and whether the government should use race as a key factor in shaping policy.

Inadvertent Housing Discrimination Is Suspect Under the Law, Says the U.S. Supreme Court

In a surprising move, the justices ruled on Thursday that policies that segregate minorities in poor neighborhoods—even unintentionally—violate the Fair Housing Act.

Can Jobs Deter Crime?

A study finds that earning even a little more through legitimate work can lure people away from illicit activity.

Rich People Rarely Tell Their Kids How Much Money They Make

In a recent survey, only 17 percent of parents who earn at least $100,000 a year said they had conversations with their children about their salaries.

How Housing Policy Is Failing America's Poor

Section 8 was intended to help people escape poverty, but instead it’s trapping them in it.

The Recession's Racial Slant

By 2031, the downturn will have decreased the wealth of the median black household by almost $100,000.

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.

The Internet of Things You Don’t Really Need

Smart devices turn every industry into the computer industry, and dupe consumers into thinking their lives are better for it in the process.

America's Fantasy of a Four-Day Workweek

Will Americans ever let out a deep breath, crack open a beer, and say, “Thank God it’s Thursday”?

When Do Americans Think They'll Actually Retire?

The majority of workers would like to retire by 65, but only those making $100,000 or more expect that they'll do so.

Taylor Swift Almighty

She just got Apple to change course on streaming royalties. Is she the most powerful person in music?

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