"I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, honey, rich is better," the vaudevillian Sophie Tucker quipped. Tucker's witticism will not strike most of us as controversial. Yet some really smart people are anxious to persuade the rest of us that more money can't buy us more happiness. New research by two economists at the University of Michigan, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, finds that more money does buy more happiness. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey delves into this oddly controversial claim.
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San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and other large metro areas have posted double-digit drops in rent.
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Trump’s lawyer was caught on camera in a hotel room...tucking in his shirt.
President Donald Trump and Gov. Scott Walker promised thousands of jobs in return for billions of dollars in subsidies from the state. More than two years later, there's little to show for it.