Deciding in advance how the government fights downturns could make them less severe and avoid political gridlock.
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Long, inflexible hours are the norm. But in a tight job market, more companies are offering flexibility on the when and where of work.
There’s a shrinking supply of the ‘constructive ambiguity’ that would let each side present a deal as a win.
The possible problems of a new Georgia law, including causing further pain.
It could save more children's lives than many legislative efforts that get more attention.
It’s a widely held perception, but a new analysis finds no evidence to support it.
Economic geography is proving more significant than historical alliances.
Political momentum on the left for such an effort must face the reality of legal obstacles, particularly from the Supreme Court.
The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdose.
A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and outpatient care.
The president has tended to back off whenever markets and the economy have looked soft.
Maybe using data from a few decades in the middle of the 20th century to set policy in the 21st isn’t such a good idea.
A shift in the balance between the rights of patient and provider, with religion in the middle.
Automation and offshoring have replaced many laborers on American assembly lines, but signature public works projects could generate an alternate source of well-paid hourly work.
Almost half the money spent by New York City home buyers in the first quarter of 2019 went toward the most expensive properties. That wasn’t always the case.
The Congressional Budget Office usually offers detailed estimates, but not in this case.
Segregated nonwhite neighborhoods persist, with consequential exceptions.
The proposal gets its first congressional hearing. Another one is coming soon.
Huge price discrepancies like that are unimaginable in other industries. Also unusual: not knowing the fee ahead of time.