Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

Cities Adding the Most Jobs in Every State

By several measures, the U.S. economy is in a precarious state, and warning signs of an impending recession loom. The U.S. Federal Reserve has taken a step aimed at ...
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40 Places Young People Are Moving

Americans are far less likely to pick up and move now than they have been in decades. Just 32.4 million Americans moved to a new home in 2018, the ...
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Fastest Shrinking County in Every State

U.S. annual population growth recently hit its lowest level in 80 years. Even with the recent slowdown, the U.S. population has been growing steadily for years. There are nearly ...
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Worst Congressional Districts for Black Americans

Decades have passed since the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States. While segregation laws are no longer on the books, the legacy of the century-long ...
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2020 Presidential Candidates Spending the Most and Least

With the 2020 presidential election looming, campaign season has begun in earnest. In the first six-months of 2019, total campaign spending by the 23 most prominent presidential hopefuls -- ...
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States With the Highest Voter Turnout

Participation in the democratic process is a fundamental right and responsibility of American citizens age 18 and older. Still, nationwide, fewer than two out of three voting-age Americans show ...
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25 Most Expensive Cities to Move

Fewer than two out of every three Americans lived in an urban area in the middle of the 20th century. Since then, millions of Americans have flocked to cities ...
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Worst Cities to Raise Children

Perhaps the most important environmental factor to a child’s development is the home -- and conditions at home are largely up to the parents. There are, however, many other ...
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40 Places Young People Are Moving

Americans are far less likely to pick up and move now than they have been in decades. Just 32.4 million Americans moved to a new home in 2018, the ...
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Best Public High School in Every State

The majority of countries in the world guarantee the right to a free education in their constitutions -- and many of those that do not are signatories to a ...
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Cities With the Most Gun Violence

This weekend, there were two mass murders within a few hours of one another. The first was in El Paso, where 20 people were killed in a mall. The second ...
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23 Metro Areas Account for More Than Half of US $19.5 Trillion GDP

The United States is home to just 4% of the world’s population, yet it generates 24% of global economic output. Family businesses in small towns across the country and ...
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These States Are Spending the Most to Fund Their Residents Retirement

Every day, an estimated 10,000 Americans baby boomers retire -- and unfortunately many of them will spend their golden years pinching pennies. According to a recent estimate released by ...
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Top Ranked Colleges That Pay Off the Least

The growing student loan debt crisis is one of the most daunting public policy challenges of our time. In the last 10 years alone, total student loan debt more than ...
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The Fastest Growing and Shrinking State Economies

The pace of economic growth in the United States slowed to 2.1% in the sec ond quarter, down from 3.1% in the first three months of 2019. The relatively ...
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