Just as with so many other criminal justice policies, pretrial detention disproportionately affects African-American men and women, destabilizing black families in the process.
Things and experiences that once seemed so enjoyable usually grow dull over time, something known as hedonic adaptation. Chopsticks offer one way to get some of that pleasure back.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation allegedly violated charitable norms and laws.
Time often seems to fly by when you're a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
¿Cómo es que un país que alguna vez fue el más rico de América del Sur ahora al borde de la bancarrota? Un economista venezolano analiza el descenso de su país al caos.
The Iranian government reacted to a nationwide truck drivers' strike with unprecedented restraint, apparently fearful a crackdown might provoke a Trump intervention.
International trade policy requires three traits to be successful and lead to mutual prosperity. Trump's is missing all three, as he showed at the G-7 summit.
A political scientist and economist explores the causes and consequences of Trump's scattershot trade policy.
Social Security will have to dip into its trust fund to pay benefits this year for the first time since 1982. Should we be worried?
The Trump administration recently imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on foreign steel and aluminum – including from the EU, Canada and Mexico, the three biggest markets for American goods.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
The May jobs report showed that US unemployment is at about a 50-year low. That's not how it feels to many men who've never been to college.
¿Qué hacer con las regiones colombianas que durante 35 años producían coca? El gobierno quiere sustituir los cultivos ilícitos por plantas legales como cafe. Pero hay un problema: el mercado.
An economist answers four important questions on what's behind the political turmoil in Italy and what's at stake for Europe and the world.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over allegations tied to political contributions from concealed sources.
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago can go viral in an instant today. ABC seems to have learned from the mistakes of others.
Despite a growing list of reasons why business leaders might oppose the president or his policies, more than two-thirds have remained steadfastly neutral.
Wine came to the US in the 16th century but didn't make it to California – the leader in American winemaking – until the 19th century.
Research suggests that the reason people may put off funding their 401(k) plans or managing credit card debt is because our perception of finance as 'cold' conflicts with our hot-blooded emotions.
In giving Dodd-Frank the Botox treatment, Congress misses the point of what's wrong with financial regulation: It's an old mess.
Hundreds of court cases show that companies are using features of timekeeping software to shortchange workers, a few minutes at a time.
The court narrowly ruled that employees who sign arbitration agreements can't bring class action suits over unpaid wages.
The Trump administration wants China to cut its trade deficit with the US by more than half. An economist explains why that's not going to happen.
The Trump administration wants to privatize more of the federal bureaucracy. New research suggests this can lead to discrimination in essential government services.