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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It was heralded as a game-changer for America’s social safety net. It dramatically reduced child poverty. But, last month, the enhanced Child Tax Credit — a kind of “Social Security for kids” — expired, and millions of American children sank back into poverty. In March 2021, President Biden and congressional Democrats… Read More
Natchez, Mississippi, is a town of about 15,000 people nestled on the Mississippi River. It’s pretty, pretty enough to be a popular wedding destination. It’s racially diverse. It’s got a college campus, multiple art galleries, good steakhouses and southern eateries, a brewery, and a decent nightlife. Natchez’s tourism agency says the town offers “a taste… Read More
As small businesses scramble for emergency assistance, big businesses get a new program of virtually endless lending from the Fed.
Japan rethought the bathroom. Why hasn’t America?
As Corporate America seeks to redefine its mission as a force for social good, new studies in economics are showing that there are self-serving reasons why they’d want to do that.
A national movement to ban plastic bags is gaining steam, but these restrictions may actually hurt the environment more than help it. Human nature, hard truths, and what kind of bag to use anyway?