Economics

Why Doesn't the Big New Government Report Tell Us How Much Climate Change Will Hurt the Economy?
May 06, 2014

If researchers can convince Republicans that climate change is hurting their wallets, then maybe these holdouts will finally come around.

Eric Cantor: I'm Fine With Deficit-Raising Tax Cuts, But Not Unemployment Insurance
May 06, 2014

The House majority leader's stance is the height of hypocrisy.

We've Made Huge Progress on the Long-Term Debt
May 06, 2014

It may have hurt the economy, but long-term debt projections are way down.

No Risk, No Reward: Seattle Should Approve a $15 Minimum Wage
May 06, 2014

What happens when you severely increase the minimum wage? We won’t know unless we try.

Thomas Piketty: I Don't Care for Marx
An interview with the left's rock star economist
May 05, 2014

The French economist is a rock star of the left thanks to a book called Capital. But in an interview, he shrugs off Das Kapital.

Republicans Still Don't Have a Jobs Plan, but Americans Think They Do
May 05, 2014

Americans are planning to reward Republicans in November—even though they have still not offered a credible jobs plan

Gary Becker Helped Invent the Economics of Everything
May 05, 2014

He transformed a discipline that had been tied to traditional topics, like business cycles, international trade, and money supply, into an intellectual field without boundaries.

America's 10 Richest Universities Match These Countries' GDPs
April 30, 2014

Matching the top 10 endowments with 10 countries' GDPs.

Republicans Love Big Business So Much, They Forget About Reducing the Deficit
April 30, 2014

$378 billion for big business? No offset required!

We've Been Worrying About the Wrong Deficit
April 30, 2014

It's the trade deficit that we should be worrying about.

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