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These 2 Charts Prove American Drivers Don't Pay Enough for Roads

The failure is especially clear when compared to spending by Europeans.

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232 Million People Left Their Countries for New Ones—Where Did They Go?

More than 3 percent of people on earth have migrated, but surprisingly, they didn’t all go to rich countries.

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Where Americans—Rich and Poor—Spent Every Dollar in 2012

Food, clothes, and housing account for more than 60 percent of all spending among the poor.

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One Chart That Explains Why the U.S. Auto Industry Is Booming

How is this possible, given the muted gains consumers have seen in their incomes?

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The High, Hidden Cost of Gun Violence

We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year treating shooting victims at hospitals.

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The Richest 10 Percent of American Families Got Half of All Income Last Year

Since the 2008 crash, the rich have bounced back just a little bit faster than everyone else.

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No, Bike Lanes Don't Hurt Retail Business

They may even bring in more customers, according to a recent Seattle case study.

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There Are a Lot of Ways to Visualize Stop-and-Frisk. This One Is the Best

BKLYNR's "All the Stops" feature visualizes stop-and-frisk data independent of its geography.

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Overdrive: How America's Amazing Car Recovery Explains the Economy

What does it mean that one of the country's most iconic and fast-growing industries doesn't need American workers to work?

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What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

It's time to recognize the importance of computers and the Internet.

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Why the Size of Your City's Middle Class Matters Even if You're Not In It

Metros with large middle classes also have the most upward mobility for the poor.

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The Myth of Part-Time America

The specter is a scare story that works better as a scare than a story.

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Maybe Start Practicing Saying 'New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio'

He's leading two new polls.

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What Gives American Factories Their Competitive Edge: They're Easy to Close

U.S. workers: Cheap to hire, easy to fire.

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A Record-High Number of Young People Are Still Living With Their Parents: Why?

A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home."

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Why the Fast-Food Worker Strikes Are Doomed

Even if you're rooting for food service workers to have much higher wages.

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America's Driving Less, and This Evidence Suggests It's Not About the Economy

A new report compares driving trends state by state.

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A Brief History of How Living Alone Came to Seem Totally Normal

From 1970 to today.

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Asia's Mega-Mall Boom Is Headed Toward Bust

How many more giant, empty malls will it take before development priorities finally change?