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.