Free Trade Agreements Get a Mixed Review
The American public continues to have a mixed opinion about free trade agreements such as NAFTA and the WTO. On balance they are seen as a good thing for the country, but Americans are divided over the impact of free trade agreements on their own personal financial situations.
Addicted to Gambling
Although a handful of states are moving this year to ban certain types of electronic gambling machines, experts say tax-averse states are growing increasingly dependent on gambling revenues while ignoring the social cost of problem gamblers.
A Barometer of Modern Morals
Cheating on your taxes, cheating on your spouse and other questions of right and wrong
Beyond partisanship — and behind those healthy economic indicators — Americans may be seeing something that most economists overlook.
Do Deficits Matter Anymore? Apparently Not to the Public
The federal debt has escalated in recent years but runaway deficits no longer top the political agenda as in the 1990s, according to a new poll analysis.
States, Flush with Cash, Still Face Tough Issues
From Medicaid to immigration, state lawmakers grapple with contentious issues as elections loom.