Economics

The Tea Party and Wall Street Might Not Be Best Friends Forever, But they Are for Now
March 21, 2014

Sure, they complain about "bailouts." But the Tea Party's theory of the financial crisis has absolved Wall Street completely.

The Most Frightening Result of the Great Recession: Jobless Americans Who Have Given Up
March 20, 2014

Congress could do something about it, but of course it's not.

John Boehner’s Ridiculous Excuse for Blocking the Deal on Unemployment Benefits
March 19, 2014

Republicans have an endless list of excuses for not extending unemployment insurance.

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Not the Simple Solution Some Democrats Claim It Is
March 18, 2014

Some people will remain below the line, no matter what.

The Economics of March Madness: The Tourney May Not Hurt the Economy as Much as You Think
March 16, 2014

March Madness may actually help the economy and bring your workers closer together.

Economists Do Not Agree About How To Measure Unemployment
March 16, 2014

While economists debate about how to measure long versus short-term unemployment numbers, the Federal Reserve should continue to press the gas.

The Senate Has a Deal on Unemployment Benefits. Here's What You Need to Know.
March 13, 2014

The deal is a big step forward, but many steps remain before the people who need this assistance can finally get it.

If Ukraine Defaults, They Can Blame House Republicans
March 13, 2014

House Republicans are holding Ukraine aid hostage over needed IMF reforms.

Finally Some Good Economic News: The February Jobs Report Beats Expectations!
March 07, 2014

February's jobs report is out. Here's what you need to know.

What Are Economic Sanctions and How Would They Affect the Crisis in Ukraine?
March 06, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about the U.S.'s potential economic sanctions against Russia.

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