The pain of a loss tends to be greater than the enjoyment of a win. That has big implications for trade, and also helps explain the politics of health care and taxes.
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A report from the Council of Economic Advisers makes the case for adding new work requirements to social programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.
Using the internet for a diagnosis is not recommended, but there’s great power in sharing stories.
More Americans were looking for work in June, even if they didn’t immediately find it.
Minutes from the last Fed meeting show concern over trade, but no hint that it would use interest rates to counter any economic damage.
Women have more options, for one. But a new poll also shows that financial insecurity is altering a generation’s choices.
Fears of an overheated economy could prompt the Federal Reserve to cut short a recovery in which incomes have already struggled to gain traction.
There is expanding evidence that anti-poverty programs can have amplified benefits if they can help people adopt a more optimistic outlook.
New research demonstrates the direct and indirect effects of unions going back to the 1930s. Now that the union movement is weaker, inequality has risen.
People earning too much to qualify for subsidies are finding themselves priced out, according to a new government report.
Almost a decade into the change in law, research suggests that access to health care has improved and quality has not suffered.
The gap between places doing well and those that aren’t is widening, and that’s a challenge for people trying to shape national policy.
The bill to pre-empt taxes is part of a wider industry effort to skip cities and go straight to the states.
Readers tackle a math puzzle on how to devise a fair tournament with 48 teams.
There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly.
Falling short of other countries, from the left and the right, in meeting real needs.