Author: <span class="vcard">Samuel Stebbins</span>

A recent Gallup poll found that 55% of American workers were fully satisfied with their job, the largest percentage since at least 1993. Aside from the work itself, the leading factors that affect...
Samuel Stebbins
Americans are less likely to move today than at any point in recent history. Over the 12 months ending in March 2019, the share of Americans who moved to a new home dipped below 10% for the first...
Samuel Stebbins
Americans are less likely to move today than at any point in recent history. Over the 12 months ending in March 2019, the share of Americans who moved to a new home dipped below 10% for the first...
Samuel Stebbins
The United States has one of the largest and most complex economies in the world, and state economies are often vastly different from one another. Some state economies have benefited from an...
Grant Suneson, Samuel Stebbins
Perhaps the most frequently cited bellwether of economic vitality is GDP growth. Rapid growth is indicative of a flourishing economy, while slow or negative growth suggests the opposite. Economic...
Samuel Stebbins
The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other large developed country — and without a single-payer national health care system, much of that spending is shouldered...
Samuel Stebbins
Property crimes — a category that includes burglary, motor vehicle theft, and larceny — are the most commonly reported crimes nationwide, according to the FBI. There were about 7.2...
Samuel Stebbins
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the shortcomings of America’s health care system into the spotlight once again. The United States has one of the costliest health care systems in the world, and...
Samuel Stebbins
In mid-February 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached nearly 30,000 points, the highest level in its more than 100 year history. And then, the severity and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Samuel Stebbins, Michael B. Sauter
The typical American working full time — often defined as at least 35 to 40 hours a week — earns about $47,684 a year. However, there are several common jobs held by millions of Americans...
Samuel Stebbins
The American Dream is the idea that through sacrifice and hard work, a person from any background can attain success — typically characterized by upward economic mobility. While millions of...
Samuel Stebbins, Michael B. Sauter
Individual income taxes are the largest source of income for the federal government, accounting for 48% of federal tax revenue. Income taxes are similarly important to the vast majority of state...
Samuel Stebbins, Michael B. Sauter
Individual income taxes are the largest source of income for the federal government, accounting for 48% of federal tax revenue. Income taxes are similarly important to the vast majority of state...
Samuel Stebbins, Michael B. Sauter
The U.S. auto market has been in decline in recent years, with vehicle sales dropping from 17.4 million in 2015 to just over 17 million in 2019. Not all vehicles have been affected though. In fact,...
Samuel Stebbins, Michael B. Sauter
From its humble beginning as a collection of state militias, the United States military has grown into the world’s foremost fighting force. Over its nearly 250-year history, the U.S. military has...
Samuel Stebbins