Have Kids? You Deserve a Tax Break

By The Editors  by The Editors from BloombergView Parenthood comes with lots of surprises. Among the largest is surely the price tag: In the U.S., each little one costs roughly $245,000 to rear, on average, not including college. Parents who undertake those costs aren’t just raising the next generation of upstanding citizens: They’re also subsidizing their…

For a Rich Country, America Is Unusually Religious and Optimistic

by George Gao from The Washington Post The differences between America and other nations have long been a subject of fascination and study for social scientists, dating back to Alexis de Tocqueville, the early 19th century French political thinker who described the United States as “exceptional.” Nearly 200 years later, Americans’ emphasis on individualism and…