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For a few years it seemed that Americans were moving to the cities, but now the trends are toward the suburbs once again. Long-turn trends favor suburbs even more. more
As was widely anticipated, Federal Reserve officials refrained from adopting new policy measures at the conclusion of their two-day policy meeting on Wednesday. more
Donald Trump has made history as the first man with no government experience to reach the highest office in the land -- and as the least popular and most divisive candidate ever to do so. more
Selling prescription drugs is a classic principal-agent problem. more
Just when you thought politicians could stoop no lower, Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo issued a new proposal in her 2016 State of the State address which would effectively restrict Rhode Islanders’ access to much needed medicine. more
Wine, chocolate -- pot. If the estimated $45 billion or so of yearly demand for recreational marijuana is in the right ballpark, then more Americans crave cannabis than cabernet or candy bars. more
The monthly U.S. jobs report for November that will be released on Friday is unlikely to be so bad that the Federal Open Market Committee would upset market expectations and refrain from hiking interest rates in mid-December. more
The shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday suggests spiraling violence: The cops were shot during a protest against the shooting of black men by police. A vicious circle of etribution would be something new for the United States where, unlike in other developed countries, killings by police far outnumber officer deaths in the line of duty. more
Shortly after Labor Day, the U.S. Senate will briefly reconvene before the November elections. In those few weeks, the members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs could begin the process that could help create thousands of … more
Now and then a worthy economic proposal comes along that seems as politically unattainable as it is sensible. Then, on closer inspection, you see that it's more than a policy-wonk's fantasy. more
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