Economics

Piketty and the New Marxists Are Selling the American Middle Class Short
They are much better off than Piketty's numbers suggest
June 03, 2014

The hottest economist of 2014 uses data that understates middle-class wealth

Pikettymania Must Stop: A Plea for Calm in the Debate Over 'Capital'
The book is neither gospel nor garbage
May 27, 2014

The book is neither gospel nor garbage.

Does a "Shampooer" Really Need 70 Days of Training?
Eric Cantor wants to reform occupational licensing regulations. Democrats should join him.
May 22, 2014

Eric Cantor wants to reform occupational licensing regulations. Democrats should join him.

U.S. Corporations Are Exploiting a Huge Tax Loophole, but the GOP Doesn't Want to Close It
May 21, 2014

Republicans are futilely holding out for tax reform instead.

Republicans Are Right About Deregulation, But They're Choosing the Wrong Targets
May 19, 2014

If the GOP was really committed to sparking growth through deregulation, you would hear a lot more about housing policy and a lot less about the Affordable Care Act.

Is a Fast Food CEO Worth 1,200 Times a Fry Cook? Apparently So.
May 15, 2014

The CEO-to-worker pay ratio has grown 470 percent since 2000. 

The Fed Is the Most Important Actor in the U.S. Economy, But No One Cares
As of May 28, its Board will have only three members
May 14, 2014

Its vital actions after the financial crisis haven’t changed a thing.

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