Economics

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.

Attention Democrats: Stop Promising Not to Raise Middle Class Taxes
June 24, 2014

Obama's promise not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 has made it harder for him to govern.

Rich Russians Believe Charity Is More Important Than Rich Americans Do
June 23, 2014

90 percent of rich Indians rate making a positive social impact as "very" or "extremely important." Just 56 percent of rich Americans feel the same.

Greg Mankiw's Newest Defense of the One Percent Is Just as Wrong as All His Others
June 23, 2014

His newest piece in support of inherited wealth is thoroughly unconvincing.

Taking a Vacation May Actually Save Your Career
Workaholism is hurting the American economy
June 23, 2014

Workaholism is hurting the American economy.

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