How a Lack of Jobs May Be Changing Family Structures

by LAURA BLISS from CityLab In the U.S., the consequences of a widening economic gap are serious and diverse. Studies have linked greater income inequality to higher rates ofobesity, mortality, and teenage birth rates, poorer educational attainment andsocial cohesion, lower rates of marriage, and many other outcomes. Yet, for all we know about economic inequality in…

Was the System Rigged for Hillary Clinton?

By Seth Masket from Pacific Standard President Richard Nixon, thinking ahead to his 1972 re-election bid, was worried about southern populist George Wallace, the governor of Alabama. Wallace’s third party law-and-order campaign in 1968, using thinly veiled racist appeals, had claimed several Southern states, and Nixon was concerned that a repeat of that campaign in…