How Do the Economy and Democracy Need Each Other?

In The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index and also through Pew Research, we can see how the economy and democracy need each other.

Looking at America’s Two Economies

Comparing the locations, incomes, and jobs of Democrats and Republicans, we see America’s two economies and a tension between democracy and capitalism.

What Misery Indexes Say About Baseball and the World

Whether ranking baseball team fans or a country’s unemployment and inflation rates, misery indexes can tell us about people’s happiness.

How to Measure Our Misery

The economic way to demonstrate sadness is to look at misery indexes that use macro data to measure changes in our emotions.

How the Post Office Makes No Cents

Thinking of postal service finances, you might picture Meyer Chuck, Alaska’s 25 residents receiving a weekly mail delivery.

One Way That Economists Measure Misery

A yardstick that combines inflation and unemployment, the Misery Index is a handy way to assess economic happiness but like all statistics, it has defects.

Why Academy Award Winners Might Live Longer

Relating income inequality to the stress felt by low status Bolivian Tsimane men and academy award losers, researchers said that stress that harms health.

An Economist’s Definition of Misery

While a misery index shows a nation’s inflation and unemployment rates, the eurozone’s high unemployment might create disproportionate unhappiness.

Inequality and Movie Stars

Did you know that Academy Award winners live longer than losers? Much more than a trivia fact, Academy Award winner longevity provided researchers with data about inequality. As reported in the May 15, 2001 issue of The Annals of Internal…

The Big Tradeoff

During the 2008 presidential campaign, when asked who is rich, John McCain jokingly said the dividing line was $5 million while Barack Obama said $150,000. Now, referring to proposed tax legislation, President Obama says that a family earning $250,000 is…