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.
As brick-and-mortar stores close, local governments in struggling regions lose much-needed tax revenues.
The disappearance of manufacturing and the rise of opioid abuse has hit men in the Rust Belt hard. That’s meant women are left to pick up the pieces.
No, it’s not in the Rust Belt.
Compared to kids elsewhere in the country, poor children in Charlotte and other Southern cities have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket. Why?
Two Princeton economists elaborate on their work exploring rising mortality rates among certain demographics.