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What’s really driving coal power’s demise?

David Drake, University of Colorado Boulder and Jeffrey York, University of Colorado Boulder The Research Brief is a short...

In Texas, price gouging during disasters is illegal – it is...

Elizabeth Brake, Rice University In Houston, as millions suffered power and water outages, food shortages and subfreezing temperatures, another...

Economists are more like storytellers than scientists – don’t let the...

Carolin Benack, Duke University When you listen to an economist, chances are you’ll hear a lot of statistics. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the...

Why are so many people lighting off fireworks?

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks...

Clap all you like now, but workers with meaningful jobs deserve...

Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas The coronavirus recession has laid bare how illogically the U.S. labor market values work that matters. In the United States,...

Rich and poor don’t recover equally from epidemics. Rebuilding fairly will...

Ilan Noy, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, disaster recovery plans are almost always framed with...

What’s the value of your dog’s life, and why it matters

Simon F. Haeder, Pennsylvania State University; Deven Carlson, University of Oklahoma, and Joe Ripberger, University of Oklahoma Americans love their pets, spending more than US$70...

Why are private prisons controversial? 3 questions answered

John M. Eason, University of Wisconsin-Madison Editor’s note: Private prisons have long stirred controversy, most recently over their role in housing undocumented immigrants and asylum...

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Kids with cellphones more likely to be bullies – or get...

Elizabeth Englander, Bridgewater State University Leer en español. Each year, more parents send their young child to elementary school equipped with a smartphone. For instance, the percentage...