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."
Parts of California and New York are much richer than Washington, but they often belong to larger counties that include areas with poorer residents.
And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.
Dense travel in a dense world makes sense.
The groups with the lowest obesity rates? The richest white women and the poorest black men.
The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing much higher wages and lower unemployment than blacks and Hispanics.
A dollar ain't what it used to be.
The rich and educated are more likely to marry, to marry each other, and to produce rich and educated children.
Food, clothes, and housing account for more than 60 percent of all spending among the poor.
An absurd-sounding claim leads to a surprising finding.
What does it mean that one of the country's most iconic and fast-growing industries doesn't need American workers to work?
The specter is a scare story that works better as a scare than a story.
A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home."
Even if you're rooting for food service workers to have much higher wages.
How Texas and North Dakota won the recovery.
Bad news for brews: Among the youngest Americans, beer preference is collapsing.
Unless Washington gets in the way.
The first map we've ever seen showing a Hooters next to Saks.