Academics skew liberal. According to professor Sam Abrams, that’s a problem for higher education.

Forty percent of Americans read at -- or below -- a basic level. And a disconnect between reading researchers and teachers is partly to blame.

Going co-ed wasn’t easy for the Ivies. Just ask the Dartmouth alums who wrote this appeal in 1970: “For God’s sake, for Dartmouth’s sake, and for everyone’s sake, keep the damned women out.”

What was it like when men and women started going to elite colleges together? Turns out… pretty awkward. Read more....

Millions of American adults can’t read at a high enough level to keep track of their health care or help with their kids’ homework. Professor Mark Seidenberg says a disconnect between reading researchers and teachers is partly to blame. Read more....

Yes, liberal thought does dominate in academia, and professor Sam Abrams says it’s a problem for higher education. Read more....

Everyone from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump is talking about inequality. But how does it affect our lives? Alan Berube and Alexandra Killewald explain.

According to Walter Scheidel, there are ways to significantly reduce inequality. Unfortunately, they all involve violent societal shocks.

America spends more on health care than any other country in the world. Why? Well, it’s complicated. But, innovation certainly plays a part.

You can thank Obama for your next Uber ride. But don’t get too comfortable: here’s how the new health care proposal might affect the gig economy.

The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Could Paul Ryan’s new health care proposal halt that progress? Read more....

The innovations that have made our health care so effective also contribute to what makes it so expensive. MIT economist (who also helped build the Affordable Care Act) Jon Gruber says we should do a cost-benefit analysis on new drugs to keep costs low. Read more....

There’s a way to reduce inequality… but you aren’t going to like it. Read more....

Beyond the headlines, beyond the soundbites, what is the state of inequality in America? Alan Berube of The Brookings Institution, and Harvard’s Alexandra Killewald joins us to answer that question. Read more....

Dating in the digital age equates to a slew of websites and apps that all purport to offer paths to love. But, while we may have more ways to find that special someone than ever before, actually forging those bonds isn’t quite as easy as swiping right. Read more....

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