A new book looks at the life and ideas of Milton Friedman.
In a new book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton offers a scathing critique of American politics and economic policy.
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A blockbuster new study finds that America's elite private colleges are systematically giving huge advantages to rich kids over their equally bright, yet less privileged peers.
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The answer could matter for your home value, stock portfolio, and the future of the economy.
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