Economics

Thomas Piketty Is Wrong: America Will Never Look Like a Jane Austen Novel
July 31, 2014

The fundamental flaw in the French economist's great theory.

The Next Big Fight in Income Inequality Is About to Go Down in California
Can the entire Bay Area raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour?
July 30, 2014

The Bay Area's bold campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. 

Here's a Quick, Smart Way Obama Could Raise Worker Wages
Make federal contractors do right by their employees
July 29, 2014

Tell federal agencies to stop contracting with firms that don't treat their employees well.

House Republicans Just Passed Another Tax Cut for the Rich—While Hurting the Poor
July 28, 2014

The party once again shows where its priorities lie.

Inflation Hawks Have Been Wrong for Years. Should We Listen to Them Now?
July 28, 2014

Richard Fisher's track record of predictions is paltry.

Europe's Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown
“Russia’s economy would collapse faster and quicker.”
July 28, 2014

“Russia’s economy would collapse faster and quicker.”

Larry Summers: The Economy Hasn't Grown Rapidly "in a Financially Sustainable Way" for a Long Time
The former Treasury secretary on WhatsApp vs. Sony and why we need the Export-Import bank
July 23, 2014

The former Treasury secretary on WhatsApp vs. Sony and why we need the Export-Import bank.

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.

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