Author Archives: Thomas C. Frohlich

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26 National Monuments President Trump Wants to Shut Down

President Donald Trump, in an executive order signed on Wednesday, ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to conduct a review of all national monuments of 100,000 acres or greater ...
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Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

The expectation that children born in the United States will do better than their parents is the bedrock of the American dream. Rates of upward income mobility have fallen ...
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States Investing the Most and Least in Children

Most Americans agree that it is important to provide children with ample opportunities for success, regardless of where they live. To this end, state and local government budgets include ...
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Countries With the Fastest Growing and Shrinking Militaries

The United States military remains the largest force on the planet. The superpower’s 2016 military expenditure of $611 billion was equivalent to approximately 36% of all global military spending. U.S. ...
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States Producing the Most Renewable Energy

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the long-term events most threatening to the Earth and human life. Research shows that since the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s, changes ...
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25 Most Polluted Cities

Approximately 125 million Americans live in areas where they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution, a considerable decline from the year before. This has been the trend ...
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America’s Most Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Highway vehicles in the United States emit approximately 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, close to one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. With climate change ...
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Countries Doing the Most (and Least) to Protect the Environment

Unsafe water and poor air quality were responsible for a combined 6.8 million deaths worldwide in 2013, or more than one in every 10 preventable deaths. While most of these ...
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14 States Struggling With Mental Illness

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, and nearly 10 million struggle with a serious condition such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. While ...
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The Highest Paid CEOs at America’s 100 Largest Companies

Already making hundreds of times what most Americans earn in a year, CEOs at top U.S. corporations received a pay raise in 2016. The average executive officer at one of ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Just like success, failure is part of doing business. Entrepreneurs and large companies often take big risks, hoping for success but not always achieving it. These failures take many different ...
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Companies Stashing the Most Money Overseas

The U.S. economic system encourages cost-cutting at every stage of business. While taxes are a yearly expense for small businesses, working families, and individuals, large U.S. companies avoid billions in ...
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Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

The American economy has been recovering from the Great Recession for nearly eight years. As the U.S. has added jobs and wages have risen steadily, a troubling trend has emerged. ...
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15 Most Stressed Out Cities

Financial insecurity, health problems, strenuous work hours, and long commute times can all contribute to stress. In the United States, none of these stressors are especially rare. And while some ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy Countries in the World

Many factors contribute to the health of a population, and worldwide health varies to the extreme. While most Americans are aware that these global health disparities exist, a look at ...
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