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Appalachia's new trail: finding life after coal

Towns in impoverished eastern Kentucky, backed by private money, strive to build a post-coal entrepreneurial economy.<p>April 9, 2017 HINDMAN, Ky.— …

Trust in Local Community Leads to Better Long-Term Decisions Among the Poor

Would you rather receive $100 today or $125 in three months?<p>Recent studies show those at the lowest income levels typically choose the $100 now, …

How to Think About Walmart

Last week, four economics experts publicly debated whether the retailer represents the best capitalism has to offer, or the worst.<p>In recent decades, Walmart has come to represent the epitome of capitalist success: The company’s founder, Sam Walton of Oklahoma, was a self-made billionaire and a …

Americans Are Pretty Skeptical That Hard Work Will Pay Off

Moving up the economic ladder relies on more than self-motivation; it also requires opportunity.<p>Hard work is often touted as the key American virtue that leads to success and opportunity. And there’s lots of evidence to suggest that workers buy into the belief: For example, a recent study found …

Senators press Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue on Trump’s proposed cuts to rural programs

Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s pick tolead the Agriculture Department, faced pointed questions about the administration’s proposed cuts to rural assistance programs during his otherwise friendly Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.<p>Perdue, the final Cabinet nominee to …

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Trump’s budget targets rural development programs that provide a quiet lifeline

HAGERHILL, Ky. — Chad Trador was, like many people here, a onetime coal miner struggling to find work. He, his three children and his wife had stayed afloat in a tough economy for years, but after he was laid off from his job managing a convenience store, the unemployment epidemic in this region …

Getting ahead in the city is hard. In rural America, it’s even harder.

A new report highlights the geographic divide in economic mobility.<p>It has been snowed over by the rallying stock market and the cascade of controversies in the early months of the Trump administration, but the 2016 election revealed a deep economic and geographic divide in America. That divide …

The Builders And The Butchers: White-Knuckle Americana

For more than a decade, the members of The Builders And The Butchers have specialized in a kind of white-knuckle Americana: Their acoustic folk-rock sound is shot through with nervy, hellfire-and-brimstone intensity. The Portland-born band's hometown brethren in The Decemberists provide a useful …

The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids

In rich countries, death rates are supposed to decline. But in the past decade and a half, middle-aged white Americans have actually been dying faster. Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton first pointed out this disturbing trend in a 2015 study that highlighted three “diseases of …