Source: The Economist, Joe Biden is taking executive action at a record pace, Daily Chart, January 22, 2021, https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/01/22/joe-biden-is-taking-executive-action-at-a-record-pace. Joe Biden is signing executive orders at a record pace. In his first two days in office, he has signed 17 executive orders; more executive orders than Donald Trump did in nearly two months in office. […]

Religion, not race, is the best single predictor of voting preferences America’s founding fathers envisioned a republic in which free-thinking voters would carefully consider the proposals of office-seekers. Today, however, demography seems to govern voters’ choices. Since April 2017 The Economist and YouGov, a pollster, have surveyed 1,500 Americans each week. They have built a statistical model […]

A few weeks back, the Mental Health Foundation held its annual “mental-health awareness week” campaign. Approximately 25% of British adults have been diagnosed at some point with a psychiatric disorder, costing the economy an estimated 4.5% of GDP per year. Mental illness can occur from a variety of causes, but a growing body of research […]