Author Archives: Thomas C. Frohlich

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Scales of Justice

The Worst States for Black Americans

The United States was late to abolish slavery compared with many other nations, and in no other nation did its abolition involve the level of violence seen during the American ...
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The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50

Comparing the quality of governance between states can be challenging. The decisions state governors, legislators, city mayors and other elected officials make can have wide-reaching effects on state residents, and ...
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Beers Americans No Longer Drink

While beer consumption in the United States fell during the beginning of the recession and again at the end of 2013, it is on the rise again and beer remains ...
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Helping Elderly

Countries With the Most Generous Welfare Programs

Public social spending has remained at approximately 21% of GDP on average since 2009 across 34 member nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Public spending in the ...
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Acorn Street, Boston, Massachusetts

America’s Best States to Live In

Americans often evaluate their home states according to such subjective conditions as climate preference, the presence of friends and family, and personal history. In addition to these subjective measures, more ...
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Sad Graduate, Student Debt

States With the Most (and Least) Student Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college ...
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Casual Catering Discussion Meeting Colleagues Concept

The Largest Private Company in Every State

Going public is often regarded as the final step in a private company's growth. While a public offering streamlines fund-raising activities and offers many other advantages, many owners prefer to ...
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The Drunkest City in Each State

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated ...
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The Poorest Countries in the World

The distribution of wealth across the globe is anything but even. North America is home to just 4.9% of the world’s population — and 26.5% of its wealth. Meanwhile, South ...
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Doha at Night, Qatar

The Richest Countries in the World

The distribution of wealth across the globe is anything but even. North America is home to just 4.9% of the world’s population — and 26.5% of its wealth. Meanwhile, South ...
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Crime Scene Tape

Violence in America: A Survey of All 50 States

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably -- from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to ...
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The Safest States in America

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably -- from 685 violent crimes reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 ...
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Crime, criminal danger

The Most Dangerous States in America

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably -- from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to ...
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donald-trump

The Net Worth of American Presidents: Washington to Trump

George Washington, the nation’s first president, was also one of the wealthiest men to hold the office. His Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, consisted of five separate farms on 8,000 acres ...
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Cities With the Highest Risk of Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one out of every four deaths each year. Some estimate the costs of heart-related health problems ...
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