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Blog Post Archive

How Much Are America's National Parks Worth?

Researchers have assessed the value of places like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, and while their answer isn’t “priceless,” it’s pretty close.

The Scariest Student Loan Number

Many focus on the big numbers, like total student debt ($1.3 trillion) and average debt burden ($30,000.) So why is the most dangerous student debt burden less than $5,000?

When Employers Pay Student Loans, Those Who Most Need Help Are Left Out

Companies are providing debt assistance to their employees—a nice, and rarefied, perk.

Why Are So Many Millennials Having Children Out of Wedlock?

A new study shows that access to jobs and income inequality are shaping this generation’s decisions to start a family.

Why American Companies Suddenly Love Workers

Something interesting happens when the labor market tightens: Chief executives sing the benefits of higher wages, in unison.

'Working 80 Hours a Week Leaves Very Little Time to Waste Money'

A doctor of disadvantaged patients details her long and arduous path to relative security: I would like…

Poor at 20, Poor for Life

A new study indicates that from the 1980s to the 2000s, it became less likely that a worker could move up the income ladder.

Do Minimum-Wage Hikes Mean Healthier Babies?

A new study explores the links between fluctuations in hourly pay and infants’ birth weights.

Google's EU Problem

An investigation into advertising, which accounts for the bulk of the tech giant’s revenue, could hurt the company.

Is Taco Bell Embracing Demolition Man's Vision of Its Future?

In the (reasonably small) genre of future-predicting films, the 1993 action flick Demolition Man gets the short shrift when held…

A Field Where Working Moms Aren’t Punished

Women in the arts don’t see their wages fall after having children. What’s keeping the “motherhood penalty,” which is so common in other professions, at bay?

The Capitalist's Imagination

The German sociologist Jens Beckert argues that literary theory can help explain what economics fails to.

The Future Is Expensive Chinese Food

A comprehensive theory of why some cuisines command higher prices than others

Segregation in Paradise?

Once known for their inclusiveness, Minnesota’s Twin Cities have become more divided in recent decades.

The Case for Smart Protectionism

The U.S. government ought to protect its workers the right way—not by shutting out globalization and technology, but by helping the vulnerable.

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