Some cities and neighborhoods are stuck in vicious cycles of poverty while others have a proven track record of turning poorer children into economic success stories.
For a while, young people were taking public transit and using car-sharing apps instead of buying cars. But now they're heading to the dealership, just like their parents.
The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.
The neighborhoods outside of sunny metro areas are gobbling up the country, just like they were before the Great Recession.
History often intervenes with extrapolated trends, making it hard to predict what the best cities for young people will be in the future.
Since 2007, the private sector has added 2.4 million new jobs. Retail has lost 60,000.
Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?
Millennials aren't saving money because they aren't making money.
The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.
Three theories about today's biggest economic mystery: If unemployment is shrinking, why aren't wages growing?
Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.
Journalists and citizens have a right to record law-enforcement officers. But should we require police to record themselves?
This is what the longest jobs recovery in American history looks like.
It's obvious: Student debt is crushing demand for homes. So, why doesn't the realtor data show it?
A tale of two definitions of entrepreneur—one thriving, one flailing.
The past decade in prices—and the story it tells about poverty and America.
There's never been a better time to be a consumer. But it's not such a happy story for the people behind the counters.
How stars and spillovers make great cities and great companies.
Since 1984, education spending has nearly doubled as a share of a richer family's budget. And rent has nearly doubled as a share of a poorer family's spending.
Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.