Econ Focus

Third Quarter 2013

Econ Focus, Third Quarter 2013

Cover Story

Has College Become a Riskier Investment?
The payoff has become more uncertain — but you're probably still better off going

Digital Currency

Private currencies like Bitcoin offer potential — and puzzles
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The High Point Initiative

Can giving drug dealers a second chance actually reduce crime?
Web Exclusive: Crime Density in High Point
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Ties That Bind

In U.S. food aid efforts, humanitarian relief and domestic interests both hurt and help each other
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Taxing the Behemoths

Many policymakers say that corporations aren’t paying their fair share, but corporate taxes may have hidden costs
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