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How the “Boomerang Generation” Sees Itself — and Adulthood

Researchers looked at young people's sense of their identity as adults after moving back home, with results published in Sociological Forum in 2008.
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When Soda Was Virtuous

Soda had a virtuous aura a century ago.
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Self-Employment: Exciting Opportunity or Last Resort?

Does self-employment open up new opportunities or exploit a vulnerable workforce?
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Do Living Wage Laws Work?

What do living wage laws mean to workers and local economies?
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Falling Oil Prices are Worse for Conservation than You Think

It's not just falling oil prices but any price volatility that makes conservation a harder sell.
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Secular Stagnation Theory

What is secular stagnation theory? And what does it have to do with the recession?
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What Can Video Games Teach Us About Economics?

But what can video games tell us about economics? Apparently a lot.
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How Not to Pay for Race Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that it's suing four Whitten Inn hotels over race discrimination
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What’s the Return on Investment for Having a Kid?

Raising kids is expensive. What do parents get in return?
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Should Smoking Pot Get You Fired?

The Supreme Court of Colorado, where marijuana use is now legal, is considering whether workers can be fired for smoking pot outside of working hours.