Do private prisons save money? At what cost to inmates and society? We review the research on a host of related policy questions.
Being born into a world with cleaner air seems to make people more successful, a new paper finds.
Agriculture subsidies and food stamps are wrapped into one five-year law that costs taxpayers about $100 billion per year. A government report looks at how the current farm bill is faring.
Since the end of the draft in the 1970s, the U.S. military has become a professional fighting force. But is it representative of Americans? Not really.
Widespread Facebook use may lower corruption, a new study suggests, especially in countries with poor press-freedom records.
By mandating that health insurance plans cover dependents until age 26, Obamacare may have saved a dramatic number of young Americans’ lives.
Income inequality and globalization have risen together in recent decades. A new paper describes how the top 1 percent benefits.
Half of millennials believe Social Security will run dry before they retire. That’s not entirely true, but without major reforms their benefits will take a hit. We explain.
Access to maternity leave after the birth or adoption of a child is not improving for women, though the number of men on leave is growing. Fathers are also more likely to receive paid leave.
Immigrants to the United States before the First World War made their new communities richer and better educated over the long-term, new research shows.