Mt. Washburn from across Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.

Do National Parks and Monuments Make Economic Sense?

National parks and monuments can harm local economies in some situations, but in other situations they can substantially boost local economies. 
1776 Lottery ticket issued by Continental Congress to finance American Revolutionary War.

Jackpot: For Colonial Slaves, Playing the Lottery Was a Chance at Freedom

Complaints that the lottery is a regressive tax on the poor have been around since the beginning of the lottery in America.
Juliet Schor

The Road to Utopia: A Conversation with Juliet Schor

JSTOR Daily's Livia Gershon interviews bestselling author and Boston College sociologist Juliet Schor about work and consumption.
Leonardo DiCaprio Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File

When It Comes to the Oscars, the Nomination Is as Good as a Win

Research suggests that an Oscar nomination helps boost sales revenue in the weeks following the announcements. 
"The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor", lithograph depicting the 1773 Boston Tea Party

Taxation Without Money

The Stamp Act of 1765, which inspired the “taxation without representation” cry, imposed taxes that outraged specific groups of people.
A women riding an exercise bikes at the gym.

Do Incentives Modify Behavior?

How financial incentives help--and don't help--people stick to their resolutions.
Powerball Lottery Ticket

Who Buys Lottery Tickets?

Buying lottery tickets is a desperate measure when you are poor.
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Scene showing how things were splintered where the storm was most severe." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1882. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-62ee-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

The Economic Impact of El Niño

Looking at the economic impact of the El Nino's weather pattern across the globe.
Japanese Woman in Ginza Tokyo

Why Japanese Women Don’t Stay in the Workforce

Japanese women exit the workforce at far higher rates than in other developed countries.
The English lion dismember'd or the voice of the public for an enquiry into the public expenditure.

Paper Money Rebellion

The Currency Act of 1764 returned the restrictions of 1751: banning colonists from printing their own legal tender bills.