Whenever you apply for a job, a loan, a new home, even a gun, you’re probably going to undergo a background check. You may not give this too much thought, especially if you have a squeaky clean record, but it still might be good to...

Can you guess how much it costs to keep a person in a California prison? $64,000. That’s $64,000 per person. This cost covers housing, feeding, and caring for the prisoner. And even though California prison populations are slowly declining (yet still overcrowded), the costs aren’t going down. In...