Economics

Survey Shows Why the Economic Recovery Is Weak: You're Saving Too Much
April 21, 2014

People would rather save than spend and that creates a negative feedback loop.

Republicans and Democrats Both Claim to Be Pro-Family. Here's How They Can Prove It.
April 20, 2014

A child allowance would put our national money where our cultural mouth is.

The Economist Was a Rock Star
Thomas Piketty isn’t just a brilliant economist; he’s a fantastic storyteller
April 17, 2014

French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.

Janet Yellen Is Looking Out for the Long-Term Unemployed
April 16, 2014

Congress may not be providing them much help. But Yellen is doing all she can.

Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite
It doesn’t even make him that rich!
April 16, 2014

Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.

That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz
Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era need a history lesson
April 15, 2014

Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era get an 'F' in history.

The Economic Recovery Is Staggeringly Tilted Towards the Rich
April 11, 2014

Overall, income has surpassed 2008. But new data shows incomes for the bottom 20 percent of households are still below peak.

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