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How Despair Helped Drive Trump to Victory

From the Rust Belt to Rural America, Economic and Social Distress Helped Shape the 2016 US Presidential Election Outcome Read more

Puerto Rico Is Getting Squeezed, and It Will Cost All of Us

The path of austerity could spread economic pain and social woes far beyond the Caribbean island, says public debt expert Martin Guzman  Read more

Surprise: The 1% Is Overrepresented in the Ivy League

New research shows that access to elite colleges varies by parents’ income—reinforcing inequality across generations  Read more