Economics

Republicans Are Right: Obamacare Is Redistribution
But here's how it really works
December 09, 2013

Republicans and their allies are making a lot of different arguments about what Obamacare is doing to America. It’s hiking premiums! It’s making people lose their doctors! It’s destroying Medicare!

Financial Reform Is About to Catch a Second Wind
And Elizabeth Warren is ready to ride it
November 21, 2013

"Too Big To Fail" is in real trouble. It's about time.

JPMorgan's $13B Penalty Could Be A Huge Blow to Struggling Homeowners
October 29, 2013

JP Morgan gets to write off its $13 bill fine. Thanks to Congress, homeowners don't get to write off the help it provides.

The Media Can't Stop Sucking Up to Alan Greenspan
Instead of treating him like a wise man, make him pay J.P. Morgan's fine
October 22, 2013

Alan Greenspan should be apologizing to the country. Instead, he's back without regrets—and the star-struck media lets him get away with it.

You Thought the Government Shutdown Was Over. You Were Wrong.
October 18, 2013

It was an awful time. Federal employees had to take unpaid furlough days. Beneficiaries were thrown off of federal programs. Courthouses had to be sold.

When Should Debt-Ceiling Drama Scare You? Right About Now.
October 08, 2013

Economic doomsday is approaching. And while we don’t know the exact date, we’re starting to get a pretty good idea.

Walmart Can Solve the Inequality Problem. It Starts With Stickers.
October 07, 2013

And it’ll only cost you $12.50 a year.

No Measly Shutdown Can Keep Congress from Sucking Up to Wall Street
October 01, 2013

Just because the government has shut down doesn’t mean Congress will cease its central function of making Americans’ lives miserable.

Have Professional Women Created a Worse World for Their Working Class Peers?
September 25, 2013

In her new book, The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World, British economist Alison Wolf argues that as the gap between genders has narrowed for the affluent, the gap between rich and poor women has broadened. 

The Big Budget Battle the GOP Has Already Won
September 20, 2013

If you enjoy silence, a good place to camp out for the next couple weeks is the room in the Capitol Building designated for Congressional negotiations on the budget.

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