The Ups and Downs of Global Beer Consumption

Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.

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.

How to Measure the Size of Our Cultural Divide

We can judge the size of our cultural divide by identifying the TV shows we watch, the magazines we read, and the movies we see.

Will Money Make You Happy?

While it is tough to do happiness studies, the economists that keep trying have begun to conclude that money could indeed relate to our life satisfaction.

Weekly Roundup: From Income Inequality to Parental Leave

Our weekly roundup includes a look at parental leave plans and fuel conservation, an ethanol update and how corn markets can surprise us.

Comparing Parental Leave Plans

Including California and the U.K., the number and benefits of parental leave plans have been increasing but we also should consider the tradeoffs.

Weekly Roundup: From Buying Big Macs to Selling Waders

Our weekly roundup includes the tennis gender pay gap and toilet gap, free trade and individual businesses, and the purchasing power of the minimum wage.

Weekly Roundup: From Neighborhood Names to Middle Class Jobs

Our weekly roundup includes the tie between chili pepper heat and standardized measures, offshoring and the middle class and neighborhoods and brands.

Weekly Roundup: From Warren Buffett’s Bet to McDonald’s Hamburgers

Our weekly roundup includes productivity and a hamburger assembly line, financial intermediaries and index funds, soda tax incentives and the GMI.

Why the Superrich Earn So Much

The reason that the superrich who are in finance, entertainment, and technology can earn much more than 19th century superstars is technology.