Influencer Justin Wolfers - featured
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Obamacare critics are furious and even some of the law's supporters are dumbfounded about some news
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Uncle Sam takes a bite out of lower-income families with young children.
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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 ...
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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.
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Ten-year-old Charlotte Bell said her dad has been out of work for three years.
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The (not-so-dismal) origin myth of a ubiquitous term.
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How a reporter's entirely fake study got accepted by eight terrible journals
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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 ...
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Americans wrongly think that owning a home is a great financial move.
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This chart explains a lot about American politics.
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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.
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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'
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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 ...
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Find news analysis, data visualizations, commentary and historical context from a staff led by David Leonhardt.
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In the most technologically advanced countries, filing a tax return is free, easy and fast: Instead of taxpayers painstakingly calculating figures..
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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.
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Taxed enough already? Hardly.
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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!
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A daily updated list of Senate forecasts from The New York Times and how they compare to other news organizations
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Look upon your taste in beer, America, and despair.
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‘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...
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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...