Equality

A college education has long been a key driver of upward economic mobility in the United States – and the share of Americans with a four-year college degree is on the rise.   According to...
Many Americans have spent a good part of the last two and a half years stuck in the same house with their loved ones. At this point, some might be fantasizing about to getting away from it all and...
Political polarization is one of the main concerns of Americans today. In a recent survey by FiveThirtyEight, 28% of those surveyed claimed that political extremism or polarization was one of the...
The youngest members of the massive postwar Boomer generation will soon hit retirement age, while many of the oldest are in their 70s. At the same time, U.S. birth rates have been on a steady decline...
At the forefront of issues that face humanity, many would rank climate change and overpopulation as perhaps some of the biggest existential threats. However, there are some, including Tesla CEO Elon...
About 43,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2021, a nearly 11% increase from the previous year and the highest number since 2005, according to federal data. Auto safety experts...
With two wheels, high speed, and little between the rider and the pavement, motorcycles are one of the most dangerous forms of motorized transport. This risk is central to the motorcycle’s defiant...
Although we all hate seeing the money come out of our checks on payday, Social Security acts as a safety net for many Americans whether they be retired, disabled, or the survivors of the insured. The...
Remote work has made it easier than ever before to relocate – even to places you would never consider before. Since the pandemic hit and remote work became widespread, you no longer need to...
Paying attention and driving carefully is important every time drivers get behind the wheel, but it is especially important in work zones, where laborers perform highway construction, maintenance, or...
The U.S. Postal Service is facing what could become an existential threat in the coming years. It typically operates at a loss in the era of electronic communications. The situation worsened after...
Tens of thousands of Americans are killed in auto accidents each year. Crashes are the leading cause of nonnatural death in the country and the overall leading cause of death for Americans aged 1-54....
Violence is more commonplace in the United States than it is in much of the rest of the world. Using several key measures – including military assets and spending, crime rates, and political...
There has been a longstanding digital divide in the United States, and its implications are only growing more profound with each passing year. As the world becomes increasingly digitized, many...
More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan...