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Why America has been so stingy in fighting child poverty
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… Read More
The best and worst places to live if you only care about money
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… Read More
Why The Crisis May Make Powerful Corporations Even More Powerful
As small businesses scramble for emergency assistance, big businesses get a new program of virtually endless lending from the Fed.
Why America Is Losing The Toilet Race
Japan rethought the bathroom. Why hasn’t America?
Does It Pay For Companies To Do Good?
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.
Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage?
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?