Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:16:04 +0000
It’s not just the young: Middle-age voters aren’t showing up at the polls like they used to
Everybody knows that young Americans don't tend to go to the polls. But data shows steep midterm turnout declines among 30-, 40- and 50-somethings, too.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:00:31 +0000
Government-job manipulation: How U.S. governors have been putting their thumb on the scales at election time
Governors face every temptation to put their thumb on the scale in the run-up to an election. Veto budget cuts. Hold off on that hiring freeze. But it's always been difficult to prove that such manipulation happened on a nationwide scale.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:55:09 +0000
Even janitors have noncompetes now. Nobody is safe.
The proliferation of the wage-depressing contracts is a natural consequence of capitalists' paradoxical aversion to competition. That doesn't mean courts and politicians have to go along with it.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:22:47 +0000
America has a record 7.1 million job openings, making it an especially advantageous time to ask for a raise.
The United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August and 6,234,000 unemployed people.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00:52 +0000
Where people show up to vote — and where they don’t
It all comes down to turnout.
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:29:45 +0000
U.S. ranks 25th for men and 32nd for women when it comes to helping residents reach their potential
Portugal, Italy, Slovenia and 20 other nations rank higher than the United States on a new economic indicator from the World Bank.
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:00:37 +0000
It’s better to be born rich than gifted
The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents, and other dispatches from the point where genetics intersects with economics.
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00:08 +0000
Your boss has a huge effect on your happiness, even when you’re not in the office
Happiness-wise, having the right kind of boss is equivalent to doubling your income.
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:24:17 +0000
Trump’s tariffs will harm growth in 2019, IMF predicts
'The world will be a poorer and more dangerous place' without trade and multi-lateralism, the IMF warned.
Scotland declares war on “lazy mapping practice”
Residents of the Shetland Islands take offense at inset maps.
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