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Data show remote work pays off

IN 2018, for the first time, people who took public transportation to work in the U.S. had higher median earnings than those who drove...

Trend of students coming to U.S. slows

The number of new international students coming to the United States for college and university fell in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years, according...

City dwellers’ hidden footprint

Dense, transit-oriented development is more environmentally friendly than suburban sprawl. But city dwellers shouldn’t get too smug about that. Just because an urban apartment...

Internet is everywhere, but U.S. jobs that support it aren’t

The internet was supposed to render geography irrelevant. But the corporations that dominate the internet have turned out to be remarkably concentrated, geographically speaking....

Opportunity zones: The last great neoliberal experiment

The opportunity zones created by the federal tax reform of 2017 have all been set up, and the money has started to flow. When...

Students have changed majors

Of the 839,730 recipients of bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. in the 1970-1971 academic year, 176,307 got education degrees. Other big fields of study...

Streets aren’t made for pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in this country. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimated, based on data from the first half of the...

Manufacturing replaced by … a museum

My wife and I recently spent two nights in North Adams, an old industrial city in the northwestern corner of Massachusetts, at a lodging...

Tourists are coming back

The storyline goes something like this: Dislike and/or fear of President Donald Trump, tougher visa rules and border enforcement, and reports of hostility to...

Can parks, libraries heal wounds?

There’s this new park in Tulsa, Okla., and it’s amazing. I went on a weekday afternoon last month expecting calm and quiet and instead...
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