Daily Economy News

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The presence of a congestion-priced option will improve infrastructure region-wide. Making the tolled option easier to use will make for a better driving experience, even for those who don’t choose it.

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Since its inception in the 1970s, hip-hop has used music to highlight issues such as the war on drugs, police brutality, poverty, and the treatment of minorities in the United States.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

It is a rare film for dealing directly with a topic that Americans talk about often but think about hardly any at all: class distinctions and the barriers they create to social and economic mobility.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Under a new Vermont law, members of the military who earned a certification during their service won't have to waste time getting recertified for civilian licensed jobs.

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Californian cities such as San Bernardino, Stockton, and Vallejo have experienced bankruptcies over the past few years due to fast-rising pension costs.

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

There are so many criminal laws in place, ranging from the silly to the outright absurd, that most Americans will become potential felons during their lives.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

More people than ever are enjoying both travel and accommodation thanks to Uber and Airbnb. It's a mistake to think that the solution is to protect incumbent businesses from this creative disruption.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Taking a page out of Orwell's 1984, the state of Delaware is testing a mobile driver’s license program that enables law enforcement to keep track of citizens at all times.

Monday, April 30th, 2018

A little pink house that looks over the water in a Connecticut working-class neighborhood and a “not for sale” sign perfectly depict the courage of a woman who fought against all odds to keep her home, because city officials decided that a pharmaceutical firm should have her land.

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Bitcoin provides potential users with a genuinely decentralized, censorship-resistant, market alternative to the 20th-century model of central banking.

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Rich States, Poor States continues to provide solid evidence that getting the government out of the economy is the best way to promote growth.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

A partnership between Ford and Detroit-centered Beaumont Health provides a novel example of how to provide mobility for the disadvantaged without public management.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Historians commonly contend that the New Deal was pivotal in beating the Great Depression and protecting the American middle class. But how significant was it, actually?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Bowling Alone, despite flaws here and there, is still relevant as a tool to explore phenomena such as the opioid epidemic and the social decay prevalent in the African-American community.

Friday, April 20th, 2018

What is the point of adopting a fact-based worldview? Rosling says that it is essential so that we can better navigate life, the way a GPS helps us navigate a city. Further, knowing the facts about life around us brings us more comfort. We are less alarmed at the news. We are less likely to be manipulated by panicked political promises. We see through the fog. We can be more calm, rational, and perceptive.

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Why should Americans be held accountable to pay taxes if the IRS has a history of exposing taxpayer information and not complying with the law, and it can barely keep it together on their self-proclaimed busiest day of the year?

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Even with the latest reform, the US tax system remains very progressive, with the top 20 percent of income earners paying 87 percent of total income-tax revenue.

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Just in time for tax season, hip-hop sweetheart Cardi B went on an epic video rant to her 21 million Instagram followers about government accountability.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

In choosing to put off implementing tolls, policymakers have decided that addressing New York City’s congestion isn’t worth challenging those vested in the transportation status quo.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Economics is part of the social sciences, as it studies human behavior. But economists employ mathematics at a fundamental level, from developing models and projections to communicating findings.