A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.
Declines in manufacturing employment are shaping the structure of the American family.
Company mergers led to plant closures in this small town, illustrating how what’s good for consumers can often be bad for communities.
Maybe it’s a good thing the trucking industry is ripe for automation.
Even when a relatively small number of people participate
During the late 19th century, blacks and whites in the South lived closer together than they do today.
The fast-food mogul faced opposition from both liberal and conservative groups, though for different reasons.
(Editor’s note: Alana Semuels joined the TAD discussion group of Atlantic readers for an “Ask Me Anything,” and a…
Fields with more foreign-born inventors see a bump in patents, which leads to economic growth.
Companies have announced a spate of new domestic investments and jobs in recent weeks. And the new president has taken credit.
Republicans love to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for some of the country’s economic woes. Is that a fair assertion?
In his confirmation hearing, he simultaneously pledged to maintain and eliminate programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
According to a recent study, the former are much less comfortable with the idea of luck determining well-being.
Manufacturing is dead. Long live manufacturing.
U.S. companies are hyper-focused on quarterly earnings. What can be done to push them to invest more in the years and decades ahead?
Sales of mobile homes are a good data point for inferring the mood of consumers.
What happens to employees under female leadership?
In an increasingly polarized country, even economic progress can’t get voters to abandon their partisan allegiance.
The state’s health-care system was expanded under the Affordable Care Act. Now, it may serve as a model nationwide.
Why extreme wealth makes it hard for people to do better than their parents did
Strangling public-sector unions in Wisconsin has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?