In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
An extensive amount of research has shown a direct link between air quality and fetal and infant health. Cleaner air has saved lives – and money.
While Trump appears to have backed away, for now, from a showdown over funding his proposed barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, the idea isn't going away anytime soon. Our experts offer a primer.
The prospect of a Marine Le Pen victory has financial markets spooked. For good reason.
We get angry about pay disparities, but the complex nature of executive salaries makes it hard to know where to start.
With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
The U.S. owes much of its prosperity to investment in public goods like highways, parks and schools. Trump's budget poses a threat to these goods, which have already been on the decline.
The burden of filing our taxes appears to be growing, especially for those who tend to wait until the last minute to fill in their 1040s.
But standards of service are so low across the US airline industry that United may well get away with it.
As tax day approaches, here's a primer on how your dollars help fund the U.S. government, and how your share has probably increased.
Videos of a United passenger being involuntarily dragged off a plane went viral, creating a PR disaster for the company – one that could have easily been avoided.
With steep budget cuts looming, a growing number of tiny volunteer-driven organizations are delivering aid on their own. Will the Trump administration inspire even more small-scale global giving?
The wealthy evade taxes and are less likely to donate to charity, but does this mean they're more selfish than everyone else? New research suggests not.
China's One Belt, One Road initiative is holding international summit in Beijing, but no Western leaders have said they are coming yet.
As these tax-exempt vehicles transform philanthropy, they’re drawing more scrutiny. Will Congress or the Trump administration tinker with the rules that encouraged their rapid growth?
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
Money is pouring into exchange traded funds, but making a bitcoin one isn't necessarily a good idea.
Defaults are powerful tools that policymakers and marketers can use to nudge us to make certain choices, whether in our interest or in theirs. How do we ensure they're used responsibly?
The health of our pensions can ebb and flow with mortality rates, and the latest data has delivered a shock.
With Britain’s exit from the EU, China is losing a champion on similar trade and investment issues.
The tale of how and why Russia ceded its control over Alaska to the U.S. 150 years ago is actually two tales and two intertwining histories.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.