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The advice to use your head, not your heart, might not be helpful after all. We all make tough decisions, but choices relating to money send many of us running in the other direction. Unfortunately, ample...

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The American love affair with wine dates back to the earlier European settlers in the 16th century, when they began making wine with a native grape known as muscadine. Today every state produces wine,...

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Republicans finally managed to roll back some of the Wall Street regulations passed by Congress in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis after years of trying. While it wasn’t a full repeal as some...

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Jara Neal Willis, a nurse at a hospital in Texas, usually clocked in a few minutes before the start of her shift and stayed late whenever her patients needed help. Her lunch breaks were often cut short...

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Republicans aim to tighten the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s work requirements as part of the farm bill Congress is debating. These changes would cut spending on this nutritional benefit...

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Over the years, countries have privatized dozens of services and activities once the sole domain of governments, such as the provision of electricity and water, road operations, prisons and even health...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently acknowledged his company’s responsibility in helping create the enormous amount of fake news that plagued the 2016 election – after earlier denials. Yet he offered...

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The latest federal effort to revitalize impoverished parts of the country using tax incentives is beginning to take shape. Unfortunately, if history is a guide, it won’t work. New York, New Hampshire...

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Over the past few years, I have teamed up with fellow economists Marianne Bertrande, Matilde Bombardini and Francesco Trebbi to look into one underappreciated way that businesses may attempt to influence...

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The U.S. and China are locked in negotiations both sides say they hope will avert a painful trade war. The Trump administration has threatened to impose a series of tariffs unless China agrees to limit...