— First to report study on growing size of contractors in labor force
— We know much less about wealth inequality than wage inequality.
— Interactive feature with writeup on the income levels of millennials
Labor and Civil Rights
— How the Fight for $15 was born
— Lynn Hughes has made a personal crusade out of making sure Houston residents (who happen to be mostly minorities) pay off their student debts — ones most didn't realize they still owed.
50 years after a landmark study criticized single-parent households, data show the complaints were probably all wrong
— The changes in family structure that concerned Daniel Patrick Moynihan have continued, becoming widespread among whites as well, but they do not explain recent trends in poverty and inequality.
Business and Finance
— A corporate restructuring allowed the oil baron to fix his cash flow problem.
— Are these teens greedy or just ambitious?
— This story resulted in the Department of Education changing their entire repayment protest protocol.
Energy and Technology
— Fracking has proved both politically and technologically viable, something its environmental opponents must accept.
— Helsinki has an ambitious plan to make ridesharing the basis for its entire transportation system.
— Solar is becoming cheap enough that, with the rights government incentives, is going to cause major headaches for traditional utilities.
— Miami's plan for addressing sea level rise is a combination of ambition and magical thinking.
— Politicizing science is always a bad sign.
— The UN calls for changing how most in the West live to address climate change.