Probably since time immemorial, each generation has thought the next one lacked industriousness. But for the last half-century, this belief has been true of American men. Even as the economy has grown, a rising share of prime-age males have opted out of work.
Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis, a brief book by Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute, drives this point home forcefully, drawing on an impressive array of data to explain what’s happening and why.
The chart that forms the core of Eberstadt’s case depicts the percentage of men age 25-54 who do not have a job.
A leading gun group filed a lawsuit on Thursday in an effort to undue an expansion of Massachusetts’ assault weapons ban enacted unilaterally by the state’s attorney general.
A Department of Justice trial attorney was arrested for having sex on a train and assaulting an officer, according to an agency watchdog.
A survey conducted by an animal welfare advocacy group found many retail employees are unsure about how to treat customers who use service dogs to treat post-traumatic stress.
Home health aides in Illinois are fighting to recoup $32 million that was taken out of their paychecks in a coercive unionization scheme that the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging middle schoolers to join “School Lunch Advisory Councils” where they learn to “nudge” their peers into eating healthy to comply with First Lady Michelle Obama’s lunch rules.
The agency featured a blog post Thursday by nutrition officials in Montana about how schools are using behavioral economics to create “Smarter Lunchrooms.” One example is putting up posters of basketball coaches to get kids to eat apples.
A Marine Corps veteran who survived brain cancer despite a terminal diagnosis is fighting back against a local bill that would legalize euthanasia in Washington, D.C.
Regulations issued under the Obama administration could cost taxpayers roughly $350 billion, according to a new report released by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.).
One person is in critical condition on life support after being shot Wednesday night as protests in Charlotte, N.C. became violent the day after city police fatally shot an African-American man.