Economy

The Morning Buzz | Rand Paul Wants to “Disrupt” Washington

[07.23.2014]

In today’s Buzz, evangelicals proselytize by the pool in Portland, Oregon, Rand Paul tells techies he wants to “disrupt” Washington, school principals think their children are socioeconomically disadvantaged, the concept of social mobility might be a myth, and evangelical Christians speak out about immigration reform.

The Morning Buzz | Raising the Minimum Wage Could Speed Job Growth

[07.21.2014]

In today’s Morning Buzz, raising the minimum wage could speed job growth, atheists are knitting bricks to protest the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby, legalized prostitution could lead to fewer rapes, tech companies recruit gay and lesbian employees, Muslims run during Ramadan, and travelers question whether they should board flights on airlines that have crashed.

The Morning Buzz | Pot is the Latest Farmer’s Market Fad

[07.16.2014]

In today’s Buzz, marijuana entrepreneurs open a farmer’s market in Los Angeles, the super-rich might be even wealthier than we thought, questions about whether the “Mormon moment” is ending, and gay rights groups abandon the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

[06.19.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.

Morning Buzz | Studies Find Mentioning Religion on Resumes Lead to Fewer Interviews

[06.18.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers soccer and immigration, political parties and incarceration, the separation of church and state, and how college religious activities’ impact on hiring.

Morning Buzz | U.S. Catholic Bishops Re-evaluate Spending Habits

[06.16.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists.

Morning Buzz | The World Cup of Everything But Soccer

[06.11.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes coverage from PRRI’s recent immigration survey release, employment update, mapping school shootings, and the upcoming World Cup.

The Morning Buzz | Hollywood Finds Religion

[04.07.2014]

Today’s Buzz examines how the recently released jobs report points to persistent inequality, the health risks linked to low levels of Vitamin D, peak cherry blossom bloom in Washington DC, Mississippi’s Religious Freedom law, and how Hollywood is finding religion in 2014.

The Morning Buzz | What Makes Humans Happy

[04.02.2014]

Today’s Buzz includes the GOP budget, an interview with the new director of the Obama administration’s Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, Obamacare exceeds enrollment numbers, what makes people happy, and the Hobby Lobby family meets with Pope Francis.

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

[03.26.2014]

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation.