“Junior republics,” a unique concept in the history…

Peter Dizikes, MIT News Photo: M. Scott Brauer CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- Around 1900, the famed Baedeker’s travel guide began listing a new tourist sight in Freeville, New York: the “George Junior Republic,” a miniature United States…

Helping consumers in a crisis

“Quantitative easing” program let households spend more during the last recession. Could it work again? A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big…