Politicians looking to reform America’s tax system often talk about closing loopholes and cutting deductions. What does this mean? And who is lobbying against the changes?
American road engineers are using temperature models that do not consider the warming climate, costing the country billions in early repairs, a new study finds.
A new study finds that black and Hispanic faculty earn lower wages than white faculty. But the wage gap between male and female faculty is even larger.
Americans tend to shun redistributive economic programs. But widening income inequality may be changing that position, a new paper shows.
A new study suggests taxing sugar instead of soda is a more effective way to help people cut calories.
A new study suggests that paying teachers based on student test scores may hurt student performance in some subject areas. The issue: Historically, public school teacher salaries have been based largely on years of experience and level of education, with teachers holding master’s degrees earning more than those with bachelor’s degrees. Over the past
When your city or state needs cash for infrastructure, it probably issues a municipal bond. We explain how “munis” work.
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.
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.
Shortly after taking office, President Trump ordered federal funds withheld from so-called “sanctuary cities.” We look at the legal debates and what these communities could lose.