Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

Christopher Ingraham

Washington Post

Red Lake Falls, MN, United States

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Recent:
  • Washington Post
Past:
  • The Independent
  • The Cannabist
  • Standard-Examiner
  • The Dallas Morning News

Recent articles by Christopher:

Millennials’ share of the U.S. housing market: small and shrinking

Because homeownership is the chief builder of middle-class wealth, the trend is "bad news for the economy overall." → Read More

Happiness gap between whites and nonwhites surged during Trump era, Gallup finds

Americans' overall happiness is the lowest it's been since 1948, polling shows. → Read More

U.S. stocks continue to post big gains. But what about wages?

For the past 25 years, stock market returns have rapidly outpaced wage growth. But it wasn't always this way. → Read More

The 1% are much more satisfied with their lives than everyone else, survey finds

An NPR/Harvard poll shows that, among the rich, 97 percent believe they’re living the “American Dream." → Read More

Most Americans hate winter. Here’s what they’re missing.

Take it from a born-again Minnesotan, you can learn to love snow, short days and subzero temperatures. → Read More

People who second-guess themselves make worse decisions, study finds

The researchers focused on prediction accuracy in sports betting but said their findings would apply in realms as diverse as business, dating and politics. → Read More

The harmful, popular misconceptions about rural America

As a reporter and resident of small-town Minnesota, I've had the opportunity to watch those perceptions solidify in real time. → Read More

Antidepressant use by children jumps more than 20 percent after a school shooting, data shows

The study is one of the largest to date on how such violence can reverberate over time. → Read More

How consulting companies like McKinsey optimized American inequality

At McKinsey and other management consulting firms, "much of the work is about increasing investors' share of profits by reducing labor's share," according to a former staffer. → Read More

A stunning indictment of the U.S. health-care system, in one chart

Americans are delaying treatment of serious medical conditions in record numbers because of out-of-pocket costs, Gallup research shows. → Read More

The surprising influence of Manhattan’s street grid on New York restaurant reviews

The findings have implications for your town, too. → Read More

Boomers have outgrown real Christmas trees

Harvests extend their long decline as Americans increasingly opt for the convenience of artificial trees. → Read More

The precariousness of modern young adulthood, in one chart

Young Baby Boomers owned an enormous share of the country's wealth relative to the nation's millennials and Gen Xers, data show. → Read More

Scientists have come up with a better way to convert your dog’s age to human years

Researchers say the seven-to-one rule falls short, and turn to Tom Hanks and a Labrador retriever to explain how. → Read More

Researchers have finally put a price tag on the life of a dog

Policymakers use a measure called the "value of a statistical life" to attach a dollar amount to the life of a human. Now researchers have done the same for dogs. → Read More

Married people have happier, healthier relationships than unmarried couples who live together, data show

Couples who choose cohabitation are more likely to cite practical reasons, like finances, while married couples are more motivated by love and children. → Read More

Only 8 percent of Americans say marijuana should be completely illegal

Support for legalization has continued to climb as more states have loosened restrictions. → Read More

The cost to become a U.S. citizen is going up 61 percent

Critics call the proposed $1,170 application cost "an unprecedented weaponization of government fees." → Read More

No, asthma inhalers are not ‘choking the planet’

What’s generally been missing from the headlines is a sense of proportion. → Read More

Here’s how Warren’s plan would make it nearly impossible for U.S. businesses to stash profits overseas

One provision of the plan would make it nearly impossible for American businesses to stash profits overseas. → Read More