Economics

Marriage Isn't the Answer to Poverty
The emphasis on single mothers overshadows other important factors
July 16, 2014

There are plenty of other factors that are more important than the number of single mothers.

Here's Definitive Proof That Republicans Don't Care About the Long-Term Unemployed
July 13, 2014

They're happy to use budget gimmicks—except when it could help those who need it most.

Four Signs Long-Term Unemployment Is Becoming a National Tragedy
July 09, 2014

The long-term unemployed may be the greatest casualty from the recession.

Conservatives Say Cutting Unemployment Benefits Boosted the Jobs Numbers. This Chart Says Otherwise.
July 07, 2014

The evidence suggests that the end of unemployment benefits had little effect on long-term unemployment.

Republicans Are Ignoring Positive Economic Signs at Their Own Peril
July 03, 2014

They basically disregarded Thursday's strong jobs report in its entirety.

Recovery Summer May Finally Have Arrived
Finally, a jobs report routs expectations
July 03, 2014

Job growth beat expectations in June. The economy may finally be kicking into second gear.

Marco Rubio Said What?!
Senator to GOP: We can't balance the budget on the backs of the poor
July 02, 2014

Senator to GOP: We can't balance the budget on the backs of the poor.

Reform Conservatism's Solution to the Jobs Crisis Is Anathema to the GOP
July 01, 2014

Loose monetary policy is the missing link in reform conservatism. But it's also hated by every Republican.

Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Is Smart, But There's a Reason the U.S. Government Won't Copy it
June 26, 2014

Low-wage workers deserve an adequate standard of living.

Today's GDP Number Is Not as Bad as it Sounds. But the Recovery Is Still Weak.
June 25, 2014

The shocking GDP number is the result of reduced health care spending.

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