Article by Armine Kardashyan’26 Despite low unemployment, an increasing labor force participation rate, and robust GDP growth this year, US consumers are still pessimistic about the state of the economy. Is consumer sentiment becoming disconnected from economic fundamentals or do consumers simply weigh recent inflation more heavily than these other positive indicators? To address
After the Fed contended with October’s inflation report, economist Paul Krugman declared that the “war on inflation is over.” – while this war and subsequent victory wasn’t necessarily defined, it’d be fair to say that most Americans don’t feel like the sting of inflation has gone anywhere. And saying we won at “very little cost”
Article by Rachel Supnick’26 Women make up the highest proportion of Congress than ever before – 29% of the House and 25% of the Senate, a considerable increase from even ten years ago when women held only 18% of Congressional seats. This milestone comes during the term of the first female Vice President, Kamala
In a Georgetown study, researchers collected the 10-year net present value (NPV) of a degree from each of 210 liberal arts colleges. While the median 10-year NPV of a liberal arts degree ($54,400) is significantly lower than that of an engineering degree ($72,200), there are many liberal arts colleges with high NPV, such as Claremont
Article by Armine Kardashyan and Weston Crewe Days before the US was expected to have its first ever default, Congressional Republicans and the White House negotiated a deal that lifted the debt ceiling and cut government spending. This was in part because the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections showed substantial deficits for the foreseeable future.
Article by Abizer Mamnoon and Anahitha Gopikumar Ontario Airport (ONT), located east of downtown Ontario in San Bernardino County, is the geographically closest airport to the Claremont Colleges. Used regularly by students, staff, and faculty, the community has a great interest in its success as measured by the breadth of destinations and frequency of flights.
Article by Derik Suria & Meghna Pamula Air pollution is a serious public health concern. Research shows significant disparities in exposure to air pollution and health outcomes among different communities by the level of income. Low-income communities are likely to be disproportionately affected by air pollution (Harvard study). African Americans and Latinos are more likely
Article by Sambhav Maheshwari and Karan Goel Upon completing this article, you’ll have effortlessly forecasted the future multiple times. The headline alone gave you a rough idea of whether this article will pique your interest. Now, these initial lines serve as a litmus test, determining if the remainder merits your attention. We’re all natural forecasters
Article by Noah Hendelman Recent research from economists like Richard Reeves has pointed to a concerning decline in men’s health and wellbeing. One of the most visible spheres displaying this trend is education, where male and female graduation rates have diverged at alarming rates. California is no exception to this phenomenon, as male students continue
Article by Anya Syed Prior studies show that when local NFL teams lose, especially when unexpected, reports of at-home violence by men against their partners increase by 10% (Card and Dahl 2011). Research also shows that Americans increasingly treat politics as a sport where they identify heavily with the wins and losses of their team. We investigate whether