Updated February 24 at 5:24pm
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Economics became a spectator sport in the "Freakonomics" era, and these days all eyes are on Massachusetts, a state that increased its minimum wage and still achieved one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. What's its secret? more
Some things really were better in the good old days. It’s not just nostalgia but scientific fact, for example, that tomatoes used to taste a lot better. more
So far President Donald Trump has taken the first steps to build his famous border wall, and to make it easier for agents to find immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, and to deport people. more
The Republicans' plan to "repeal and replace" Obamacare seems, for the moment, to be going nowhere. President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration have Democrats in a tizzy. more
Just to be clear on President Donald Trump's agenda, he is currently jeopardizing relations with the U.S.'s third-largest trading partner, a neighbor with whom we share a roughly 2,000-mile border along with a vast array of law-enforcement and foreign-policy priorities, in order to show American voters that he is tough. more
Sometime in 2017, a new U.S. Supreme Court justice will take the bench and fill the vacancy created by the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia. Sometime thereafter, the court will almost certainly reverse nearly 40 years of precedent and rule … more
The birth of HealthFacts RI, the state's all-payer claims database launched last year, is a laudable and transformational milestone. Now the official source for insurer health-payment information, its primary mission is to drive improved health … more
Last year, when Aetna announced that it was withdrawing from the bulk of its Obamacare exchange business, liberals were incandescent with rage. more
And the award for top job creator among the states in 2016 goes to ... Florida, which edged out Oregon. more
Without question, the most exciting economic story of the past half century has been the dramatic, and probably unprecedented, decline in global poverty. more
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