The United States' calling card is its strong military. What role does military spending play in the federal budget? And is more always better?
While the U.S. opens industries to market competition at home and abroad, we give our agricultural producers a lot of protection, including big subsidies.
How did deregulation, and related ideas about how to run the economy, become so central to American politics? Look to Reagan for the answer.
In the modern imagination, work is a source of pride, but early labor unions regarded hourly toil in industry as "wage slavery."
n recent years, activists in cities across the country have repeatedly clashed with municipal officials over anti-vagrancy laws.
What causes shifts in currency after a political event is, essentially, human expectations.
To end poverty, public policy must provide much more than economic resources
Giving children toys for Christmas first became a thing in early nineteenth century England.
This election season has drawn enormous attention to the anxiety that many Americans in economically-distressed rural places seem ...
20 years after welfare reform, stigma surrounding cash benefits remains.