In 1966, a group of Boston-area parents and administrators created a busing program called METCO to help desegregate schools. They thought of it as a quick fix to a passing problem. But the problem hasn’t passed, and METCO isn’t enough to fix it.
We shop online for almost everything. Why not food?
Parents know that football comes with a risk of brain damage. But many black families feel that the sport is still the best option for their kids.
When the whole world is fighting for the same jobs, what happens to workers?
How online shopping and cheap prices turned Americans into hoarders
The cash-strapped city of Stockton is hoping so, courting millions of dollars from private investors to solve a whole host of social problems.
Amazon Flex pays drivers to deliver packages from their own vehicles. But is it a good deal for workers?
More black people from the Northeast and Midwest are moving to Atlanta. That could help elect the nation’s first black female governor.
Sending packages is expensive. But the retailer isn’t afraid to spend.
African Americans in the same neighborhoods decimated by subprime lending are now being targeted with new predatory loan offerings, a lawsuit argues.
The fraught history of government-subsidized package delivery.
Americans are flocking to big cities to find good jobs—opportunities that remain disproportionately out of reach for the poorest residents already living there.
How can local businesses compete with a company so local it lets people shop from their couches?
The debate over Amazon’s HQ2 obscures the company’s rapid expansion of warehouses in low-income areas.
The Rust Belt isn’t the only region left behind by the economic recovery. The suburbs of the American west are struggling, too.
Millions of children from poor families who excel in math and science rarely live up to their potential—and that hurts everyone.
A group in New York is calling for a fee on all gig-economy transactions in order to provide workers with benefits like paid sick leave.
Highly educated people still relocate for work, but exorbitant housing costs in the best-paying cities make it difficult for anyone else to do so.
How a tiny country with high government spending bred a large number of vibrant young businesses
Small towns across Japan are on the verge of collapse. Whether they can do so gracefully has consequences for societies around the globe.
Research suggests that states with homogenous populations are more willing to spend on the safety net than those with higher shares of minorities.