In 1974, a University of Pennsylvania economist concluded that there was a happiness plateau. Yes, we feel increasingly good as our income grows. But not beyond $75,000. Called the Easterlin Paradox, even if your earnings continue upward, they don’t bring…
Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.
For reasons that range from feminism to technology to urbanization, living alone in the United States has become increasingly typical.
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.
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.
Our weekly roundup includes a look at parental leave plans and fuel conservation, an ethanol update and how corn markets can surprise us.
Including California and the U.K., the number and benefits of parental leave plans have been increasing but we also should consider the tradeoffs.
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.
Our weekly roundup includes the tie between chili pepper heat and standardized measures, offshoring and the middle class and neighborhoods and brands.