Economics

Democrats Support Free Trade More than Republicans Do. So Why the Big Split Over the TPP?
June 08, 2015

Most Americans know little about the deal, but the activist left is organized and motivated.

The Wife Bonus Is Imperfect, But It's Not Prostitution
May 31, 2015

True economic parity shouldn’t depend on spouses living as economically autonomous units, where each spouse lives only off his or her own money.

Critics Were Completely Wrong About the "Fight for $15" Movement
May 20, 2015

Los Angeles raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour proves it.

Banking Left: How the Center Moved After the Financial Crisis
May 19, 2015

How progressive and center-left economists came together, and how they might soon separate.

Is Something Wrong with the Economy?
May 08, 2015

The April jobs report is the latest in a series of weak data

Andrew Cuomo Might Unilaterally Raise the Minimum Wage of Fast Food Workers
May 07, 2015

One of his reasons for doing so is flawed, but his decision is still laudable.

Would the Financial Crisis Have Happened If Women Ran Wall Street?
May 06, 2015

Change is happening but it needs to be quicker.

The Bankruptcy of Republican Thought
May 05, 2015

Democrats have a legitimate economic agenda. The GOP has ... repeal Obamacare?

Why Are Americans Less Confident in the Economy Lately? Look at Gas Prices.
May 05, 2015

One goes up, the other goes down. And vice versa.

McConnell to Democrats: Get Ready for Another Debt Ceiling Fight!
May 01, 2015

Republicans will lose. But it could get ugly.

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