Benjamin Franklin at work on a printing press.

Public Banks: An American Tradition

When it comes to finance and banking, early Americans like Benjamin Franklin make Bernie Sanders look conservative.
Benjamin Franklin

A Nation Built on Debt

What is debt and where did it come from?
Bodcaw Bank

Are Regulations Killing the Small Community Bank in America?

Will regulations aimed at large, investment-oriented banks kill the "It’s a Wonderful Life" promise of the American community bank?
school suspensions and the racial discipline gap

School Suspensions and the Racial Discipline Gap

The racial discipline gap in school suspensions has lasting educational and social effects.

Why Higher Pay Can Be Good for Business

Higher pay for workers can be a good move for firms even beyond PR.

How Subtle Subsidies Shaped U.S. Health Care

Melissa A. Thomasson looked into how federal money created the U.S. health care landscape as we know it.

Why Bias Helps News Channels—and Maybe Viewers Too

According to a 2005 paper about bias in newspapers, reporting that tries to play things straight down the middle isn't necessarily a winning move.
Woman receiving light therapy.

PSY-Q: The SAD-dest Time of the Year

What are the treatment options for SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Psy-Q: Is Christmas Gift Giving Wasteful?

Is Christmas Gift Giving Wasteful?

Georgia O’Keeffe and the $44 Million Jimson Weed

A 1932 painting of Jimson weed by Georgia O'Keeffe has sold at auction, following a bidding war that has resulted in a record-breaking price of $44 million.