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Americans can’t stop buying clothes: the average consumer today purchases almost three times as many garments as their mid-century doppelganger. Naturally, consumers are also far less likely to consistently wear the clothes they have bought. Today,...

The Rise and (Hopeful) Demise of Fast Fashion

Americans can’t stop buying clothes: the average consumer today purchases almost three times as many garments as their mid-century doppelganger. Naturally, consumers are also far less likely to consistently wear the clothes they have bought. Today,...

The so-called “gig” economy is, for lack of a better word, gig-antic. This market, characterized by its dependence upon freelance workers and independent contractors, accounted for 94 percent of net employment growth in the U.S. between 2005 and ...

The Second Death of a Salesman

The so-called “gig” economy is, for lack of a better word, gig-antic. This market, characterized by its dependence upon freelance workers and independent contractors, accounted for 94 percent of net employment growth in the U.S. between 2005 and ...

The median wealth of a white family is $171,000. Among Black families, it’s just $17,600, and the gap between those two numbers has more than tripled since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1963. Hidden on page 135 of the 185-page 2017 Tax Bil...

Inside the Land of Opportunity (Zones)

The median wealth of a white family is $171,000. Among Black families, it’s just $17,600, and the gap between those two numbers has more than tripled since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1963. Hidden on page 135 of the 185-page 2017 Tax Bil...