Evan Cannell

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If the World Is Getting Richer, Why Do So Many People Feel Poor?

On almost any metric—quality of living, lifespan, health, education, income, basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter—life around the world is improving.<p>In a widely-read statement in his annual foundation letter, Bill Gates took an unabashedly optimistic approach to the world this week. Not …

The Story of Globalization in 1 Graph

A crystal-clear picture of the world's winners and losers in the last generation<p>Imagine you lined up every human being in the world by income, divided them into 100 groups ("percentiles") ranging from lowest to highest, and asked: <i>How has the last generation of economic growth been for you?</i><p>This is …

Money Is a Terrible Way to Measure the Value of a College Major

Yes, students need to understand what skills are marketable. But they also need to study subjects that keep them engaged enough to graduate.<p>The cliche about majoring in humanities is that it's a lovely way to spend four years of college and poor way to land a lucrative job. To some extent, that …

The Tyranny of the College Major

Colleges should require students to take more courses outside of their discipline.<p>The American bachelor's degree has over the last 150 years become centered on specializations, majors, each student's home department. General Education, the classes each student must take outside of the major, is …

The World's 85 Richest People Are as Wealthy as the Poorest 3 Billion

What exactly does that mean?<p>The report that everybody's talking about this morning is Oxfam's opus on global inequality, which leads with an eye-popping statistic: The richest 85 people in the world own more wealth than the bottom half of the entire global population.<p>Yes, that equation works out …

Violent Protests Break Out on Third Anniversary of Egypt's Uprising

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Egyptians celebrated the third anniversary of Hosni Mubarak's fall from power on Saturday with a …

Highly Educated, Highly Indebted: The Lives of Today's 27-Year-Olds, In Charts

A new study by the Department of Education offers up a statistical picture of young-adult life in the wake of the Great Recession.<p>What are today's young adults really like? For those who've spent too much time gazing into the dark recesses of <i>Thought Catalog</i> or obsessing over "Girls," the Department …

How Republicans Lost the Farm

The Tea Party has pulled the GOP away from the interests of rural Americans—some of the party's most loyal constituents.<p>On a recent Monday in San Antonio, Texas, Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, got up to speak to an auditorium full of farmers. Vilsack, a doughy, wavy-haired former …

NSA Surveillance Divides the Republican Party

The RNC has declared domestic spying illegal. A faction led by George W. Bush-era bureaucrats is pushing back.<p>A Republican Party resolution that renounces NSA spying is an extraordinary document. For over a decade, the GOP dismissed civil-libertarian complaints about the War on Terror. The RNC …