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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...

Don’t ignore serious nonmilitary threats to US national security

Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Almost two decades after thousands died in the attacks of 9/11, there remain many active efforts underway to...

Curious Kids: Why is money green?

Jonah Estess, American University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer,...

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You can’t characterize human nature if studies overlook 85 percent of...

Daniel Hruschka, Arizona State University Over the last century, behavioral researchers have revealed the biases and prejudices that shape how people see the world and...