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The gas tax’s tortured history shows how hard it is to...

Theodore J. Kury, University of Florida As the Biden administration and Republicans negotiate a possible infrastructure spending package, how...

How holiday cards help us cope with a not-so-merry year, according...

Matthew McMahan, Emerson College The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry Cole, the...

Coronavirus unemployment at nearly 15% is still shy of the record...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University CC BY-NDThe U.S. unemployment rate jumped from 4.4% in March to a roughly 90-year high of 14.7% in April. But could...

Inflation is healthy for the economy – but too much can...

Richard S. Warr, North Carolina State University In a healthy economy, prices tend to go up – a process called inflation. While you might not like...

The value of trees: 4 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Trees are leafing out across much of the United States, providing a welcome transition from winter to spring. It’s easy to...

Why trade wars can be perilous: 5 essential reads

Bryan Keogh, The Conversation and Nicole Zelniker, The Conversation Depending on whom you ask, the odds of the United States winning its trade war with...

What is the WTO?

Stephen J. Silvia, American University School of International Service President Donald Trump has made the World Trade Organization a frequent target. Recently, he’s reportedly considering suspending...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the...

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income...

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Cost of love: will subsidising couples counselling actually work?

By Kim Halford, The University of Queensland Social services minister Kevin Andrews claims his A$20 million Stronger Relationships Trial will save the government money in...