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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
There are two prices for every college degree: the sticker price and the net price. The sticker price is the number that most schools list in their brochures. The net price is that very same number less scholarships, grants and financial aid. It is what you actually pay. For an ...
Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Imagine this scenario: you're a big movie producer with a little bit of cash in your pocket, ready to invest. What kind of film are you going to back? What movie would be the best deal for you?
Horror, hands down. It is the best deal in Hollywood.
A key ...
Friday, August 14, 2015
Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker revealed that he was paying off a credit card that was charging him 27 percent interest — really high! That got me thinking: What kind of deal are the rest of us getting on our credit cards? And how has that changed over ...
Friday, August 07, 2015
A few weeks ago, we asked the Internet a simple question: how much does this cow weigh?
Over 17,000 people responded.
We wanted to know how good the collective guess of the crowd would be. The idea was to understand this eerie phenomenon that drives everything from the stock ...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Marriage And Work Over Time
In the early 1970s, there was a standard model for married couples where at least one spouse worked full time: In two-thirds of those marriages, the man worked and the woman didn't.
Over the next several decades, that changed dramatically, as more and more women ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A hospital at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center has a robot filling prescriptions.
The $15 million system works like this: a doctor writes out an electronic prescription. At the pharmacy, a mechanical arm scoots past dozens of shelves and picks out the medicine. The pills are then ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs from people. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.
In the first part of the 20th century, agricultural technology — the tractor, chemical fertilizers — meant a single farmer could suddenly grow much more food. So we didn't ...
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
"My family's household income is $250,000 a year, but I promise you I am middle class."
That's from a recent article in a college newspaper by a student who grew up in Silicon Valley. And it's the kind of thing you hear pretty often from people who live in ...
Monday, February 23, 2015
Fifty years ago, nearly a third of U.S. workers belonged to a union. Today, it's one in 10. But the decline has not been the same for every state. Here is a map showing how union membership has changed across the country.
A few notes on the map:
- In ...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.
In the first phase, known as the great compression, inequality fell. Incomes rose for people in the bottom 90 percent of the income distribution, as the postwar boom meant led to high demand for ...
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Thursday, February 05, 2015
*We used data from the Census Bureau, which has two catch-all categories: "managers not elsewhere classified" and "salespersons not elsewhere classified." Because those categories are broad and vague to the point of meaninglessness, we excluded them from our map.
What's with all the truck drivers? Truck drivers dominate the map ...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if the income distribution were the same as it was in 1979?
Larry Summers recently made this really intriguing calculation in the FT.
- Families in the bottom 80 percent of the income distribution would be making ...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Job growth has been strong and steady over the past year. Wages, not so much: Average pay for U.S. workers barely kept up with inflation. But there was a fair bit of variation across different sectors. Here's a look. (In the graph, the size of the circle indicates the total ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Earlier this month, we told the story of how the share of women studying computer science plummeted in the early 1980's. After that story aired, lots of you asked us what the gender breakdown was for other majors. Here it is:
Monday, October 27, 2014
Last week, we did a story on how stocking costumes can be a tricky business. Richard Parrott of Ricky's NYC, one of the biggest costume shops in New York, told us he needs to find the perfect mix of old favorites and hot new pop culture trends. This year ...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
We've written a lot about how income has changed (or not) for the rich, middle class and poor in the U.S. We've written much less about what the rich, middle class and poor actually do for work.
To remedy that, we made this graph. It shows the 10 most ...