Economics

Ignore the Naysayers: Dodd-Frank Reforms Are Finally Paying Off
July 22, 2014

This past year has seen four major wins on financial reform.

This Is Why Economists Are Frightened of a Republican White House
July 22, 2014

Just about every economist disagrees with this GOP congressman's bill.

Paul Ryan Genuinely Wants to Help the Poor, But Has No Clue How
July 16, 2014

He cares. He really cares. But that's not enough.

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.

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