Why Some Home Prices Rebound Quickly After a Forest Fire
A ruined view following a wildfire affects property values, but only because it's a painful reminder of risk, economists find.
PS Picks: The 'New York Times' on High Drug Prices in America
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Beef, Climate Change, and the Future of International Trade Agreements
Across the globe, beef consumption is seeing rapid growth, fed by cheap imports and served by an industrialized agricultural global trade model that's been linked to a host of environmental impacts, climate change chief among them.
How Expanding the EITC Would Benefit Working-Class Americans
A new report finds that expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit by 10 percent would lead to increases in after-tax income for middle-class Americans.
Puerto Rico's Recovery Is Essential for Our Economy
Even if you ignore the obvious moral necessity for the government to assist Puerto Rico, the government should not ignore its economic and military necessity.
Why Cities Shouldn't Bend Over Backwards for Corporations
A lesson for public officials courting Amazon.
These Charts Dig Deeper Into Cuts to ACA Navigator Funding
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation sheds light on the Trump administration's funding cuts to ACA navigator groups.
'There Are No Natural Disasters': A Conversation With Jacob Remes
How critical disaster studies can teach us what went wrong in Puerto Rico.
Trump Frames Tax Plan as Historic Win for the Middle Class
Trump's tax plan includes cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
Trump's 'Economic Nationalism' Has Nothing to Do With Economics
But it's got everything to do with xenophobia.
Black-White Wage Gap Grows as Americans Remain in Denial
Three new studies suggest racial economic inequality remains robust, despite the skewed views of many Americans.
These Three Maps Show Where Poverty Is Worst in America
Twenty-four states saw their poverty rate decline in 2016.
A New Census Bureau Report Shows the Economy Is (Mostly) Getting Better
The economy continues its long recovery from the Great Recession.
With the North Korea Nuclear Crisis Looming, the Verdict Is Still Out on Sanctions
Even after the nation's recent nuclear test, international powers appear at odds over whether sanctions are an effective deterrent.
How the Labor Movement and the Gay Rights Movement Work Together
For decades, the two communities have worked hand-in-hand on a range of issues—and now they're both under fire from the White House.