Maybe the only way to make people richer in the long run is to take their money away from them.
Some people think they can encourage more would-be entrepreneurs to strike out on their own using national and local policy. Can they?
A massive study of health and income found that smoking, obesity, and exercise are the most important determinants of longevity. Poor neighborhoods score worse in all of them. What’s going on?
Finding great new workers is hard. A little bit of empiricism can help.
It’s well understood among experts that the economy is returning to normal and workers aren’t getting raises. Both stories might be wrong in significant ways.
Researchers know that it’s expensive to be poor. But they are only beginning to understand the sum of the financial, psychological, and cultural disadvantages that come with poverty.
Everybody else is moving to the suburbs.
Letting the government do its citizens’ taxes is cheap, efficient, and accurate. Naturally, the United States won’t do it.
White men without a college degree are the most likely demographic to support Donald Trump. But who could have foreseen…
Expensive coastal cities are emptying out. Americans are moving to sunbelt suburbs.
My recent A&Q on middle-class stagnation questioned these proposed solutions to the problem: build more housing to bring down the…
If your ideas hurt people, it doesn’t matter what you call them.
Economists have considered the implications of building more housing, raising taxes on the rich, expanding unions, and reducing social safety nets. Is there an answer we haven’t considered yet?
Housing supply can have a big influence on families' economic fortunes, but it's determined block by block, city by city—not by presidents.
He spent years as a moderate. He spent years as a nationalist. Why can’t he spend six months being a moderate nationalist?
Four theories to explain the front-runner’s rise to the top of the polls.
It’s here, it’s coherent, and it’s doomed—unless young people change their approach to political reform.
Though the senator may be running as a moderate, his proposal is anything but.
Bad news: No antibiotics. Good news: Streetcars, everywhere!
Viewers are shifting their attention from television to smaller screens. Can the most valuable name in media keep up?