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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

Trump canceled the North Korea summit. Here’s what it means

By , Globe Staff

With the summit abandoned, at least for now, there’s a risk that goodwill-enhancing and relationship-improving steps might be lost, too.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Gas and mortgages are getting expensive again. Welcome to a normal economy

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Gas at $3 a gallon. Mortgage rates nearing 5 percent. It’s starting to look a lot like America before the financial crisis.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Wage growth is anemic, and that’s all you really care about

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With unemployment below 4 percent and companies unable to fill jobs, this should be a golden age for US workers. But it’s not.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Private equity is losing its luster; too bad you’re already invested

By , Globe Staff

Most of the easy money has been plucked.