Economics

No Risk, No Reward: Seattle Should Approve a $15 Minimum Wage
May 06, 2014

What happens when you severely increase the minimum wage? We won’t know unless we try.

Thomas Piketty: I Don't Care for Marx
An interview with the left's rock star economist
May 05, 2014

The French economist is a rock star of the left thanks to a book called Capital. But in an interview, he shrugs off Das Kapital.

Republicans Still Don't Have a Jobs Plan, but Americans Think They Do
May 05, 2014

Americans are planning to reward Republicans in November—even though they have still not offered a credible jobs plan

Gary Becker Helped Invent the Economics of Everything
May 05, 2014

He transformed a discipline that had been tied to traditional topics, like business cycles, international trade, and money supply, into an intellectual field without boundaries.

America's 10 Richest Universities Match These Countries' GDPs
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April 30, 2014

Matching the top 10 endowments with 10 countries' GDPs.

Republicans Love Big Business So Much, They Forget About Reducing the Deficit
April 30, 2014

$378 billion for big business? No offset required!

We've Been Worrying About the Wrong Deficit
April 30, 2014

It's the trade deficit that we should be worrying about.

Piketty's Global Wealth Tax Isn't Happening. Here Are Five Politically Realistic Ideas Instead.
April 29, 2014

From expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to reforming our intellectual property law system, these five ideas have bipartisan support and would reduce income inequality.

The Conservative Crusade Against Crony Capitalism Turns Out to Be Another Crusade Against the Safety Net
April 29, 2014

All of a sudden, Thomas Piketty has allies in the fight against "crony capitalism."

Local Governments Have Cut a Staggering Number of Teachers Lately. It Didn't Have to Be That Way.
April 29, 2014

The federal government could have made sure steep cuts to education didn't take place and helped the economy at the same time.

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