Life expectancy can very by as much as 20 years depending on what county you live in, a new report finds.
By Paul Solman
"When I was on Wall Street, my entire life’s goal was to make more money than the next guy."…
By Sam Polk
We gain power by advancing the welfare of other people, and yet, when we feel powerful, we lose those very skills that got us there and take more than our fair share.
By Dacher Keltner
Counting Social Security as 'wealth' avoids the inconvenient truth of inequality, writes economist John Komlos.
By John Komlos
By Simone Pathe
Thanks to recent financial scandals and fraud, public trust in the financial industry is low. But a new study published in the journal Nature shows that bankers, themselves, aren't dishonest people; the industry makes them behave dishonestly. What is it…
By Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson
Given the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge this summer, you might think Americans are a fairly generous group. Indeed, more than $100 million has been raised for the ALS Association. But although we enjoy, and benefit from, giving money…
By Anya van Wagtendonk
Economic growth in the U.S. is as strong as or stronger than in many other countries –- but that growth benefits only a small percentage of American households. That’s the conclusion of a New York Times analysis, based upon…
President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty 50 years ago this month. Today, Democrats and Republicans still argue over ways to eliminate poverty and spur job growth.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
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