Economists’ inflation conundrum

Economic changes such as the growth of free services make our “tape measure” of price movements—traditional inflation statistics—unreliable.

Challenging the Piketty gospel

Has the share of income going to the top 1 percent in the U.S. jumped dramatically in the last half-century? Recent research throws doubt on that belief.

The role of education in Rochester’s economy

The challenge of Rochester’s public schools has been the “elephant in the room” in every discussion of poverty and economic development for decades. On May 13, the Rochester Beacon Solutions Forum will explore possible solutions to the problem of Rochester’s underperforming schools.

What’s wrong with this picture?

A recent article on political prejudice concludes that Jefferson County in New York is the least politically prejudiced county in the nation. Can we trust the data?