Why Inequality Might Have a $16 Trillion Price Tag

Looking at racial and gender inequality gaps, we see past, present, and future decreases in the GDP that affect everyone.

What We Buy When We Are Single

As the number of one person households increases, the companies that make consumer goods and create new housing will have to be sure they “right size.”

Who Is Likely to Live Alone?

For reasons that range from feminism to technology to urbanization, living alone in the United States has become increasingly typical.

Election Economics: Assessing the US Economy

Is the US economy less sick? Comparing January 2009 when Obama became president and now, let’s see how its “symptoms” have changed. Approximately the Same: Jobs: During January, 2009, the employment number, 133 million, was very similar to today’s. Unemployment…

Jumping (or Not) and Unemployment

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Pretend for a moment that you are mounted on a jumping horse approaching an obstacle full speed.  The next thing you know, you go hurtling through the air like some limp animal. What happened? Your…

Road Building Results

If extra road mileage is built, would you predict more or less traffic? The WSJ tells us that more roads led to additional driving from local residents, commercial traffic and people moving to the area. Public transportation did not influence…

The American Dream

The precipitous current dip in housing is so explicit in these graphs. Translating the lines into people and numbers brings to mind John Maynard Keynes. As much as Keynesians believe that the stimulus will take us out of the recession and…