Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

Christopher Ingraham

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Red Lake Falls, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Christopher:

National mask mandate could save 5 percent of GDP, economists say

Such a requirement could protect the public while avoiding some of the pain of an economic shutdown, Goldman Sachs researchers find. → Read More

New research explores how conservative media misinformation may have intensified the severity of the pandemic

"Greater exposure to Hannity relative to Tucker Carlson Tonight increased the number of total cases and deaths in the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic," researchers say. → Read More

‘Protecting property’ is an abstraction to the growing share of Americans who own nothing

More than 1 in 5 U.S. families have a zero or negative net worth, and the share is even larger among black and young Americans. → Read More

Gardening boosts your mood as much as some types of exercise, study finds

The effects were strongest among people who grew their own vegetables. → Read More

One chart shows how the stock market is completely decoupled from the labor market

In the past decade, the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the unemployment rate moved nearly in lockstep. That all changed last month. → Read More

There’s a more accurate way to compare coronavirus deaths to the flu

If we measure flu mortality the same way we count coronavirus deaths, the picture becomes very stark. → Read More

Researchers reviewed thousands of gun policy studies and teased out a consensus

The findings on stand-your-ground and child access prevention laws are conclusive, the report says. → Read More

At the population level, the coronavirus is almost literally everywhere

More than 6 in 10 Americans live in a county where people have died from the coronavirus, and about 95 percent live in one that has reported at least one case. → Read More

Moderate social distancing yields $8 trillion in economic benefits, study finds

Saving lives and saving the economy are complementary goals, two University of Chicago researchers conclude. → Read More

Eight unconventional ways to measure the coronavirus shutdown

These charts illustrate just how intense and wide-ranging the effects of social distancing can be. → Read More

Map: The places in America with the most (and fewest) ICU beds

The nation has a lot of intensive-care beds, but they’re not distributed evenly. → Read More

Where is the U.S. getting the trillion dollars it’ll take to fight the coronavirus?

Let's talk about debt. → Read More

Trump took credit during Wall Street’s highs, but what about its lowest of lows?

Weeks of volatility have erased nearly all of the stock market’s gains since Inauguration Day 2017. → Read More

Young Americans say billionaires do more harm than good, study shows

Roughly two-thirds of Americans now say being rich is more about having advantages in life than working hard. → Read More

Medicare-for-all would be a boon to the American labor market, study finds

Research by a progressive think tank says a national, single-payer health care system would boost small business formation and cause fewer job losses than many critics fear. → Read More

Our lack of paid sick leave will make the coronavirus worse

The roughly 1 in 4 U.S. workers with no paid sick time are more likely to work while ill, data show, exposing colleagues and customers, and extending the outbreak’s reach. → Read More

A week of coronavirus anxiety, in 11 Google searches

In the middle of a global outbreak, many of us are asking about Lysol, Netflix and whether our dogs are safe. → Read More

This chart is the best explanation of middle-class finances you will ever see

Can't understand why people feel financially stressed in a booming economy? Check this chart out. → Read More

Here’s that Medicare-for-all study Bernie Sanders keeps bringing up

A single-payer health care system would save more than 68,000 lives and $450 billion a year, a newly published study in The Lancet shows. → Read More

‘Parasite’ paints a nightmarish picture of Korean inequality. The reality in America is even worse.

Inequality gets its Oscar moment. → Read More