Black-White Earnings Gap

The Black-White Earnings Gap Won’t Go Away

Gap is the same now as it was 60 years ago for the median male worker.
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Big Decisions, Down to a Science

In a new book, Harris economist Robert Michael breaks down the economics behind life's five most important choices.
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Herd Mentality Goes Viral

How does the way we get information from our peers affect how we react to threats?
Vote

Get Out Whose Vote?

Well-meaning efforts to get people to the polls might be making Washington less representative.
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A Latrine of Their Own

When schools in the developing world get toilets, students do better, finds Asst. Prof. Anjali Adukia.
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The Ever-Expanding Executive

Prof. William Howell examines President Obama's place in the grand trajectory of presidential power.
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Can Bruce Rauner Bring Back Illinois?

Senior Lecturer Paula Worthington takes stock of Illinois' fiscal turmoil, and what the new governor could do about it.
Kindergarten

The Case for a Harder Kindergarten

American kindergarteners are falling behind in math. The solution? Challenge them more.
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Setting the Doomsday Clock

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just moved its Doomsday Clock closer to midnight—so why is Director Kennette Benedict so hopeful?
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The $20 Billion Equalizer

annie Mae and Freddie Mac have been quietly redistributing risk and cash on a massive scale, finds Prof. Benjamin Keys.