Social Security's arcane provisions don't just disadvantage recipients who can't figure out what they mean. As Larry Kotlikoff explains, there are also structural inequities in the system that put certain groups, particularly lower-earners, at a disadvantage.

In this adaptation of "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating, " Paul Oyer explains how our decisions to stick with people whose backgrounds resemble our own lead to stagnant economic mobility.

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Obama signs order to strengthen overtime rules

President Barack Obama is seeking changes in overtime rules that will make millions of workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay for their extra work. Obama intends to sign a presidential memorandum Thursday directing the Labor Department to propose rules that expand…

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