The Eclectic Economist
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The holiday began as a strike against excessive workweeks but now bears little resemblance to its worker-centric origins, even as the founders’ gains are slowly lost.
It’s easier than ever to visually record our lives thanks to the smartphone and now Snapchat glasses, but many museums and other places are fighting a losing and misguided battle against the trend.
The report not only reveals soaring incomes and falling poverty, it also confirms the gender pay gap has shrunk to a new record low.
The notes in your pocket say they’re legal tender for all debts public and private. Are they lying?
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What’s the evidence say?
Too much regulation from Brussels has been a rallying cry for Britons who want to opt out of the EU. Is ‘overregulation’ a problem in the U.S. too?
Marriage rates have been falling for decades and are now at their lowest in at least 150 years. What’s wrong with getting hitched?
Rousseff is about to go on trial for allegedly borrowing $11 billion to fund social programs and conceal a budget deficit. Why is that a crime?
Lottery-linked accounts helped England wage its Nine Years’ War in the 17th century. Could it help the rest of us save more money today?
The headlines are full of stories of corruption and mega scandals, but what does it mean for the rest of us? And what makes the economic cost of corruption so high?