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CPS Uninsured Data: Census Change Sparks Obamacare Conspiracy Theories

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7 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Obamacare critics are furious and even some of the law's supporters are dumbfounded about some news

Catherine Rampell: ‘Marriage penalty’ takes a bite out of working families

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13 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Uncle Sam takes a bite out of lower-income families with young children.

How to Lie With Data Visualization

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Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we'll take a look at 3 of the most common ways in which visualizations can ...

The problems of HFT, Joe Stiglitz edition

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25 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
The most interesting and provocative thing to be written of late about financial innovation in general, and high-frequency trading in particular, comes from Joe Stiglitz.

Girl gives Michelle Obama her unemployed father’s résumé

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5 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Ten-year-old Charlotte Bell said her dad has been out of work for three years.

Why Economics Is Really Called 'the Dismal Science'

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12 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
The (not-so-dismal) origin myth of a ubiquitous term.

A reporter published a fake study to expose how terrible some scientific journals are

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How a reporter's entirely fake study got accepted by eight terrible journals

TurboTax maker's sleazy PR campaign: Intuit doesn't want the IRS to make tax filing simple.

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25 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Theoretically, it should be far easier for Americans with simple finances to file their tax returns. Instead of making tax filers putz around W-2s and tax prep software, the IRS could electronically prepopulate their paperwork with the information it already receives from banks and employers, and tell filers ...

Catherine Rampell: Americans think owning a home is better for them than it is

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5 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Americans wrongly think that owning a home is a great financial move.

CHART: Money isn’t the only way the rich dominate politics

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47 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
This chart explains a lot about American politics.

Thomas Piketty Speech: The Economics Sensation Visits New York

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17 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' by Thomas Piketty, reviewed

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The economist of the moment says inequality will get worse and worse unless we do something about it. Here's everything you need to know about 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

Why Do We Watch Sports?

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4 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
Why do we watch sports? It's a simple question with a complicated answer. Sports are a huge entertainment business – the NFL alone generates at least $7 billion a year in television revenue– so it’s easy to lose sight of their essential absurdity. In essence, we are watching freakishly large humans in tight polyester outfits play with balls. They try to get these balls into cups, goals, baskets and end zones. It's a bizarre thing to get emotional about.There's no shortage of social science that tries to pin down the ...

Politics, Policy, Economics and Everyday Life From The New York Times

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16 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Find news analysis, data visualizations, commentary and historical context from a staff led by David Leonhardt.

TurboTax Maker Funnels Millions To Lobby Against Easier Tax Returns

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24 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
In the most technologically advanced countries, filing a tax return is free, easy and fast: Instead of taxpayers painstakingly calculating figures..

Meb Wins the Boston Marathon

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
2014 Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi: 1 on 1 with Runner's World 2014 Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi speaks with Runner's World's Scott Douglas.

Your taxes are really low, in one chart

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15 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Taxed enough already? Hardly.

Review Professors and Teachers, School Reviews, College Campus Ratings

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Over 1.5 million professors & 13 million opinions. Rate My Professors is the best professor ratings source based on student feedback. Find & rate a professor!

Who Will Win The Senate?

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12 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
A daily updated list of Senate forecasts from The New York Times and how they compare to other news organizations

One in five beers sold in America is a Bud Light

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44 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Look upon your taste in beer, America, and despair.

Economists aren’t all bad

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11 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
‘Some research on students suggests economics either attracts or creates sociopaths’ Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, recently bemoaned the way that “we are all reduced to being Homo fin...

Who's opposed to free tax help?

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6 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
NOT MANY people know it, but the state Franchise Tax Board has, over the last several years, offered to complete tax forms for some Californians with simple returns, and to do it for free. This idea...