How to Select the Best Countries

Instead of collecting a massive volume of statistics, iU.S. News uses people’s perceptions to rank the world’s 78 best countries.

How Present and Past Social Spending Could Connect

At more than $2 trillion, the cost of the March 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was double what we spent on Social Security in 2019. As a pandemic relief package, CARES Act checks were directed toward…

Where Gasoline Is Most and Least Affordable

When we look at where the world’s gasoline prices are high and low, we could be surprised with their affordability.

Why Women Want Pay Equity (More Than Equal Pay)

Different from equal pay mandates, New Zealand’s pay equity initiative takes us to the true foundations of the gender pay gap.

Is it Okay to Go Cashless During a Pandemic?

While cities, states, and countries have many more cashless transactions because of the pandemic, there is a downside.

Where a Universal Basic Income Was Successful

An idea that has been around for hundreds of years, the universal basic income has only recently become an experiment in Stockton, California.

The Big French Fry Crunch

Because of bad weather in parts of Canada and the major U.S. growing states, we could have a potato shortage that creates a French fry crunch.

Where a Cranberry Meets NAFTA

For another NAFTA example, we can start with the impact of Canadian cranberry production on Nantucket but then continue onward to Wisconsin and beyond.

How To Give the Best Gifts

Often wrong for selecting gifts, the decisions we make for our holiday spending was a topic for researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Indiana University.

One Reason to Worry About A Guaranteed Minimum Income

While the characteristics of guaranteed minimum income program proposals vary, the common denominator is unpredictable incentives.