Economics

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.

Reform Conservatism's Solution to the Jobs Crisis Is Anathema to the GOP
July 01, 2014

Loose monetary policy is the missing link in reform conservatism. But it's also hated by every Republican.

Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Is Smart, But There's a Reason the U.S. Government Won't Copy it
June 26, 2014

Low-wage workers deserve an adequate standard of living.

Today's GDP Number Is Not as Bad as it Sounds. But the Recovery Is Still Weak.
June 25, 2014

The shocking GDP number is the result of reduced health care spending.

Congress Is Weighing Some Bafflingly Bad Ideas for Fixing Our Crumbling Bridges and Roads
June 24, 2014

The three proposals to replenish the Highway Trust Fund are all bad.

The Devastating, Lifelong Consequences of Student Debt
It's threatening fundamentally American ways of life
June 24, 2014

It's threatening fundamentally American ways of life.

The Tea Party's Favorite Example of "Crony Capitalism" Is Proving True
If bribery allegations are founded, liberals should oppose the Export-Import bank's reauthorization, too
June 24, 2014

If true, the Wall Street Journal report on bribery at the Export-Import bank is almost damning.

Michelle Obama Is Leveraging Her Power As "Mom-in-Chief"

She's using her influence to promote change for working families.

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