Millennials are already in debt and without savings. After the next downturn, they’ll be in even bigger trouble.
They’re a single-use, disposable consumer item—a greener option, but not a green one.
Massive crowds are causing environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the immiseration and pricing-out of locals.
Randomly selected Stockton residents are receiving $500 a month. The experiment might prove that guaranteed income works.
Two months after disaster struck, the recovery in Paradise, California, is harder for some than for others.
Uber and similar companies aren’t driving huge changes in the way that Americans make a living.
The president wants to make it harder for jobless people to obtain food stamps.
Places like the new, affluent Washington, D.C., region were always going to be the only realistic options for HQ2.
Opportunity Zones, created by Trump’s tax law, are meant to encourage investment in struggling communities. But in the poorest cities, many fear the program could do more harm than good.
Want to know where the economy is headed? Look at Des Moines.
It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.
When it comes—and it will, eventually—it’ll be worse than necessary.
… and not enough cash.
A new book examines how the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility.
Maine attached work requirements and time limits to its safety net, intensifying poverty in the state.
An old idea for preventing poverty and fighting recessions is gaining traction once again.
The Nobel laureate Angus Deaton discusses extreme poverty, opioid addiction, Trump voters, robots, and rent-seeking.
Just as income inequality has become a fixture in many Americans’ understanding of the country, so too must accelerating regional divides.