Economic necessity and growing isolation are making some middle-class families try coparenting, explains author Alissa Quart.
Scientists are supposed to reach their conclusions after doing research and weighing the evidence but, in economics, conclusions can come first, with economists supporting a thesis that fits their moral worldview.
President Donald Trump veered away from his typical protectionist rhetoric at the World Economic Forum in his remarks on the benefits of global cooperation.
Here's the psychology that explains why many economists prefer to be narrowly right yet broadly wrong (they suffer from professional "rigor distortis").
The genius investor hits an optimistic note in a time of dire fiscal predictions.
Did Elon Musk invent Bitcoin? The mystery surrounding the creator of the world's most popular cryptocurrency deepens.
A study reveals the unexpected financial benefits of joining a fraternity.
A Midwestern university has created a first-of-its-kind program in medicinal plant chemistry that focuses on marijuana.
It could add $83 billion to the U.S. economy in 10 years—and that's a very conservative estimate.
The Job Guarantee is a policy proposal that would have the state function as an employer of last resort.
Historian Alfred McCoy explains why American power is coming to an end and lays out his vision for the new global order.
A pioneering study provides a detailed look at how the U.S. economy will suffer from climate change.
The political and economic ideas of socialism are coming back into fashion.
Amazon's blockbuster purchase of Whole Foods will lead to big changes in how we shop.
The finance sector often lives up to its bad reputation, but here's how a 2000-year-old piece of wisdom can help rehabilitate the way people and corporations think about money.
A new study explains why and how people choose to avoid information and when that strategy could be beneficial.
A new report shows the marijuana industry is poised to have a major economic impact.
Jeffrey Sachs, from the Rust Belt himself, shares his thoughts on Trump's economic plans and shares some red flags to watch for as new policy proposals surface.
Can't the U.S. be a little more like Scandinavia in its ethos? Fixing inequality in America will take more than economic reform, it will also need a cultural shift.
Let's not let the prospect of a little free money stop us from pursuing more progressive regulations and reforms.
This is not the outcome you're looking for.
The future success or failure of the economy is up to the young, and many countries could do better to equip them.
How do we make fair contracts? These guys figured it out, and their work has implications in ethical and business questions about companies like Enron and privatized prisons.
Find a penny, pick it up, all year long, you'll have that f*cking penny. There is a mounting consensus that the US should retire its tiniest coin.