It’s official: soda tax offers “net good” to society

It really works.

The US wealth gap hasn’t been this big since the “Roaring ’20s”

The “Roaring 20s” ended with the Great Depression. How will this decade end?

An empty home tax could be more effective than building new homes, new study concludes

Who’s against having an empty home tax?

Indian state set to launch world’s biggest basic income experiment

This would be the world’s largest experiment of this type.

War makes people more religious, sparking a potentially vicious cycle

War and religion — name a more iconic duo.

The 26 richest people own more than 50% of the planet — and the gap is widening

There’s a new billionaire every other day, the report finds.

US Government shutdown hits hard at scientists — and research in general

This is yet another reminder that political decisions have massive implications for science.

Americans are happier in states that spend more on public goods like libraries and parks

Useful information for policymakers.

Amid government shutdown, US National Parks overflow with garbage

This is bad news.

Populist leaders are threatening democracy, researchers warn

The world is experiencing a dramatic surge of populism.

Globalization is an ancient practice, new research reveals

Cooperation is the key to success!

Ivory trade made Greenland great, then barren again

Turns out a one-trick economy never lasts long.

Greening vacant lots really does make us feel better, new study shows

Small green parcels can do a lot for our mental health.

How the cryptocurrency boom could make or break Iceland’s economy

Iceland is welcoming a new generation of miners.

Women ask for raises just as much as men do — but they just don’t get them

Things are still murky when it comes to the gender pay gap.

Embracing Sustainability in the Business World

Sustainability is a buzzword that’s thrown around a lot when it comes to being environmentally friendly, but it’s often overlooked in the business world.

Fairly Tradeable: Corporate sustainability limited in both scope and outcome, analysis reveals

The good news is that consumer involvement is very effective in increasing sustainability.

82% of all wealth created in 2017 went to the top 1%, report finds

The rich aren’t only getting richer — they’re getting much richer.

New US tax bill would pile more taxes on PhD students

Not a promising sign for research in the states.

Scott Pruitt says subsidies give renewables an unfair edge, and here’s why he’s a monumental hypocrite

Capital H.