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7 Figures: Marriage, family, and economics in 2017

The 2017 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Here are seven figures you should know from this recently released survey: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about veterans

Today is Veterans Day, a U.S. public holiday set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the armed forces both in wartime or peacetime. Here are five facts you should know about veterans in the United States: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the Russian Revolution

This week is the hundredth anniversary of the second Russian Revolution, one of the most transformative political events in the history of the modern world. Here are five facts you should know about the world’s most destructive revolution: 1. Continue Reading...

5 facts about Reformation Day

Statue of Martin Luther in Dresden, Germany   While most people know today as Halloween, for millions of Christians October 31,2017 is also the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day. Here are five facts about the Protestant holiday: 1. Continue Reading...

The marginal product of labor

Note: This is post #54 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. How are wages determined? Why do most Americans earn so much by global standards? What exactly is meant by ‘human capital’? Continue Reading...