WASHINGTON — Finally, something that polarized Americans can agree on. Ask people what economic issues will be important for the next president, and Democrats, Republicans and independents alike all put a high priority on protecting Social Security and reducing unemployment.
Making good financial decisions becomes even more difficult when you’re poor. Here's what behavioral economists are doing to make such decisions easier.
Why does it become more difficult to make good financial decisions when you’re poor?…
By Lauren Feeney
For more perspective on the GOP candidates’ ideas and proposals for taking on poverty, NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan spoke to conservative commentator Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review…
By Bill Barrow, Associated Press
Several Republican presidential candidates met this week to discuss how conservatism could fight poverty at economic forum moderated by Speaker Paul Ryan. But many disagreed on how the goal could be accomplished.
In a report, released last week, entitled Opportunity, Responsibility and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream, experts from across the political spectrum agreed on ways to break the cycle of poverty, including promoting marriage…
While U.S. death rates have been declining steadily over the past few decades, a study this week found that the trend does not apply to some middle-aged white Americans. Causes behind the reversal included suicide, liver diseases and drug overdoses.
By PBS NewsHour
The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Angus Deaton, a Scottish-born scholar at Princeton University who has analyzed spending, poverty and welfare. The Nobel laureate joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his work and insight into inequality and society.
By Kristen Doerer
Princeton economist Angus Deaton was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science on Monday for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis' remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for them, too.
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