We analyzed the cities most likely to generate substantial revenues from fines. The best indicator that a government will levy excessive fines? If a large proportion of the city's citizens are Black. Read More »
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How George Soros made his fortune on a daring bet against the British pound and the Bank of England.
All the data you ever wanted to know about online dating apps.
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A new feature in Priceonomics Content Tracker that notifies you when someone shares your articles on Twitter.
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It's a popular stereotype that lesbians drive Subarus. What's less well known is that Subaru cultivated that image—and made history in the process.
Depending on where you live, you could spend an extra decade living the single life.
It's a famous saying: During a gold rush, sell shovels. But that's not how people made fortunes during the Gold Rush.