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Evan Horowitz

Evan Horowitz has been the Globe’s resident explainer since 2014, writing the “Quick Study” column and endeavoring to make complex topics comprehensible and lively.

Before joining the Globe, Evan worked at a think tank focused on the Massachusetts state budget. And prior to that, he was a professor of literature, focused on 19th century British and French authors.

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

President Trump is getting away with China tariffs, for now

By , Globe Staff

That’ll only be true as long as investors remain bullish and corporate profits stay strong.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

So much for the Massachusetts miracle

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A broad and detailed survey shows that the state trailed the rest of the nation in 2017 when it comes to middle-class income growth, poverty reduction, and the expansion of health insurance coverage.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Incomes are up, poverty is down — but Americans should be doing better

By , Globe Staff

New data show today’s median household is doing no better than in 2007, or 1999, once you adjust for changes in the way this survey has been run over time.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Educated parents have educated kids. Genes aren't the reason

By , Globe Staff

The closer scientists get to understanding the impact of individual genes, the smaller that impact seems to be — at least when it comes to education.