U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Dallas Is Still a Cheap Place to Live, and the Rest of Texas Is Even Cheaper

    "It's so expensive to live here." You hear it with some frequency from young Dallasites, but if you've spent any time in other major metro areas, either in the U.S. or abroad, you know it's a little naive. For being the fourth biggest metro in the country, DFW remains relatively cheap, despite its r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Texas' Generous Tax Giveaways for Biz Look Less Magical When You Do the Math

    Eric has already noticed The New York Times piece this morning focused on Dallas's own G. Brint Ryan as a sort of national go-to fixer for companies seeking generous tax breaks from state and local government. The Times piece reports the hard side of those tax breaks -- the screws put to public educ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    America's Second Richest City Is ... Midland?

    Writing in the Atlantic today, Derek Thompson reports from recently released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis that Midland -- not Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, but a 110,000-person speck of dust out in West Texas -- is the country's second richest city, per capita. It might well be fir ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    Do the Math

    The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.

  • Dining

    November 9, 2000

    Help Wanted

    Tired of poor service? You can thank the booming economy.

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Getting dumped

    Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground