The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.
Three theories about today's biggest economic mystery: If unemployment is shrinking, why aren't wages growing?
Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.
Journalists and citizens have a right to record law-enforcement officers. But should we require police to record themselves?
This is what the longest jobs recovery in American history looks like.
It's obvious: Student debt is crushing demand for homes. So, why doesn't the realtor data show it?
A tale of two definitions of entrepreneur—one thriving, one flailing.
The past decade in prices—and the story it tells about poverty and America.
There's never been a better time to be a consumer. But it's not such a happy story for the people behind the counters.
How stars and spillovers make great cities and great companies.
Since 1984, education spending has nearly doubled as a share of a richer family's budget. And rent has nearly doubled as a share of a poorer family's spending.
Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.
Even after restructuring, there will still be 4,000 locations nationwide—approximately one for every person who still wants to buy their stuff.
$1 of every $2 Americans spend is on real estate and transportation. It doesn't have to be that way.
A new study from the University of Michigan maps global fatalities from car accidents.
Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. We think.
What the metros with the highest percentage of non-car households tells us about driving and density.
We think poverty makes people obese and that obesity makes people poor. It's harder to understand exactly why.
The long road from "go west, young man" to "stay put, everyone."