Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives?

by Stephanie Coontz from NY Times Millennials, generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, were supposed to be the generation that forged what has been called “a new national consensus” in favor of gender equality. Indeed, in February the prominent Columbia professor Jeffrey Sachs labeled the 2016 election, where an extremely qualified female…

THE LONG AND PAINFUL DECLINE OF THE RETAIL STORE

by DWYER GUNN from Pacific Standard Last week, the discount shoe retailer Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced it will close 400 brick-and-mortar stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The announcement comes on the heels of a seemingly unending parade of bad news from traditional retailers in recent months. So far…

Everyone Pays A Hefty Price For Segregation, Study Says

by Nick Chiles from NPR There’s a compelling question at the heart of a report released this week by the Metropolitan Planning Council: If more people — especially educated professional white Americans — knew exactly how they are harmed by the country’s pervasive racial segregation, would they be moved to try to decrease it? Researchers…

Researchers Examine Breitbart’s Influence On Election Information

from NPR A study of 1.25 million media stories says a Breitbart-centered media ecosystem fostered the sharing of stories that were, at their core, misleading. Steve Inskeep talks to researcher Yochai Benkler. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Researchers say they better understand how we spread around the media coverage of the 2016 election. They analyzed more than…

CHOOSING TO BE CHILDLESS COMES AT A COST

By Tom Jacobs from Pacific Standard In an era when political leaders manipulate prejudices rather than condemn them, newly published research suggests there’s another group of individuals who, by their very choices, evoke anger and disgust: people who choose not to procreate. “Our data suggests that not having children is seen not only as atypical…

The Mythical Link Between Immigrants and High Crime Rates

BY MIKE MACIAG from Governing.com Much of the debate surrounding the federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants centers on the notion that they pose a threat to public safety. It’s a viewpoint that has persisted for years, long before Donald Trump made it a hallmark of his presidential campaign and began signing executive orders ramping up…