Latest from Andrew Van Dam

A real-time happiness-monitoring app found that fans' unhappiness after a loss outweighed their happiness after a win by a factor of two

  • Jul 17, 2018

One chart that shows what has kept prices down, and why Trump's trade war will change that

  • Jul 13, 2018

In order to measure just how divided American culture has become, economists built an algorithm that predicts somebody's income, education, gender and race based on his or her attitudes and habits.

  • Jul 9, 2018

The most controversial element of a front-page story on a truck-driver shortage wasn't the shortage itself, but the anecdote of an 87-year-old aspiring truck driver. How common is his story? We looked at the data.

  • Jul 5, 2018

America’s unemployed and at-risk workers get very little support from the government, and their employed peers are set back by a weak collective-bargaining system.

  • Jul 4, 2018

Every day, new indicators of economic decline emerge. But upon careful examination, their dire warnings don't look so dire. At least for now.

  • Jun 28, 2018

  • Jun 25, 2018

The number of children being held by the government grew by about 62 per day since May.

  • Jun 21, 2018

When countries compete for skilled immigrants, the U.S. usually wins. Why?

  • Jun 20, 2018

Average wages for a group that includes about four-fifths of U.S. workers declined from last year.

  • Jun 15, 2018
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