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New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University On Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau released national poverty data for 2017. The headline was that 39.7 million people were...

How slot machines work – and why you should think twice...

Anthony Frederick Lucas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The gaming industry is big business in the U.S., contributing an estimated US$240 billion to the economy...

The Bitcoin bubble – how we know it will burst

Larisa Yarovaya, Anglia Ruskin University and Brian Lucey, Trinity College Dublin In the last year, the price of Bitcoin has increased from less than US$800...

Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the...

Andrew D. Hwang, College of the Holy Cross National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens – such as funding for scientific and medical research,...

The waning influence of American political parties

Peter Levine, Tufts University Young Americans don’t care much for political parties. According to the Pew Research Center, 48 percent of millennials (ages 18-33) identify...

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Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

Neal Hartman, MIT Sloan School of Management After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is...